Poetry Flows at Miami Dade College’s 2017 Miami Book Fair

Miami, Nov. 7, 2017 – The world’s most celebrated poets will make their mark at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed 2017 Miami Book Fair (MBF), the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Nov. 12 – 19, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

This year’s featured poets include former U.S. Poet Laureates Robert Hass and Charles Simic; Pulitzer Prize-winner and former The New Yorker poetry editor, Paul Muldoon; Pulitzer Prize-winner Jorie Graham; Pulitzer Prize-finalist and 2017 recipient of the Griffin Poetry Prize Lifetime Recognition Award, Frank Bidart; 2016 National Poetry Series Winner, sam sax; 2012 State Poet of New York, Marie Howe; 2017 National Book Award finalist for poetry, Danez Smith; Patricia Smith, Yrsa Daley-Ward; and Gerald Stern, among many others.

View the complete list of poets and authors and download the 2017 Miami Book Fair guide at www.miamibookfair.com

Miami Book Fair
Founded in 1984 by Miami Dade College and partners, Miami Book Fair engages the community through inclusive, accessible programs that promote reading and support writers year round. The annual eight-day festival has grown into the largest and most comprehensive community-rooted literary gathering in the United States. The Fair features readings and discussions with the world’s most renowned authors, generating discourse on contemporary literature and current issues of international importance. The Fair also include culinary presentations; live music and interdisciplinary performances; interactive, educational activities for children; and more than 200 booksellers and publishers during the Street Fair. Events take place in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French. In addition to the annual festival, the Miami Book Fair responds to community needs with a year-round schedule of activities, including The Little Haiti Book Festival, highlighting Haiti’s literary acumen; creative writing and publishing workshops; author presentations; reading campaigns and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 150,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.

Miami Book Fair is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development Authority; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.

Miami Book Fair media contacts: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132 lpalley@bellsouth.net or Deyanira Navarrette, 305-495-7168, deyanavarrette@gmail.com.