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The Favorite Poem Project in partnership with the Betsy South Beach,  Miami Book Fair International, O Miami and the Poetry Foundation, will host a Favorite Poem World OutGames reading on Sunday, May 28th, 2017. Fifteen readers will share a favorite poem and talk about why they love it. The event will feature local readers as well as WorldOut Games participants from around the world.

The idea is for people outside of the professional world of poetry to read aloud poems they admire by the likes of Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Walt Whitman. We encourage people to check out some examples of Favorite Poem videos at

We are now accepting submissions to the Favorite Poem Project World OutGames. To share a favorite poem at the event, fill out this online submission.

Submissions Close: Thursday, April 13, 2017 (11:59 PM EST)

Favorite Poem 2017 Readers Announced: Monday, April 24, 2017

The Favorite Poem Project is dedicated to celebrating, documenting and encouraging poetry’s role in the lives of Americans. The project was founded by Robert Pinsky, 39th Poet Laureate of the United States. 


May 28 from 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm


The Betsy Hotel

Sponsored By


The Betsy Hotel
Art Deco Wing


1433 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139


Valet parking and metered street parking available.



Ticket information coming soon.
5 PM - 8 PM (ticket includes open bar sponsored by Bacardi form 6 PM to 7:30 PM).