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Poet Campbell McGrath

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CAMPBELL MCGRATH grew up in Washington, D.C. where he attended Sidwell Friends School. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1984 and his MFA from Columbia University’s creative writing program in 1988. He currently lives in Miami Beach, Florida, and teaches creative writing at Florida International University.

McGrath has been recognized by some of the most prestigious American poetry awards, including the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award (for “Spring Comes to Chicago”, his third book of poems), a Pushcart Prize, the Academy of American Poets Prize, a Ploughshares Cohen Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award.” In 2011 he was named a Fellow of United States Artists. In 2017 McGrath was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.

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A Discussion with Billy Collins, 2x U.S. Poet Laureate

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Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, BILLY COLLINS is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself.

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The Remarkable Jonathan Plutzik

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JONATHAN PLUTZIK, with high-quality, hands-on support from his wife Lesley, his son Zach, and his sister Deborah has created a cultural Mecca in the heart of South Beach – offering chamber music, opera, jazz, poetry in many forms, writers’ breakfast salons, a writer-in-residency program, art exhibitions, a cappella festivals, and much more – all free of charge to the public.

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Creating The Betsy: Diamante Pedersoli + Carmelina Santoro

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Italian interior architects DIAMANTE PEDEROSOLI and CARMELINA SANTORO provide interior design services for high-end residential properties and small luxury hotels. They partnered on renovating THE BETSY HOTEL on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, the world’s greatest cultural hotel.

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Celebrating National Poetry Month 2021

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To celebrate National Poetry Month 2021 and the O, Miami Poetry Festival 2021, Inspicio Arts has mashed together video recorded poetry readings by notable poets Campbell McGrath, Marie Howe, Richard Blanco, Denise Duhamel, and Mark Doty.

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