Miami Episode One: National Poetry Month

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In the first ever Miami edition of The Working Poet Radio Show, host Joseph Lapin and producer Marci Calabretta brought together three incredible guests to talk about the creative life in Miami, Florida. These guests included poet Campbell McGrath, Miami Herald photojournalist Carl-Phillipe Juste, and Hattie Mae Williams of The Tattooed Ballerinas LLC. The show featured a special performance by Raffa Jo Harris and her band. 

Listen to the podcast of the event below, where you will be treated to McGrath calling Elvis Presley America's greatest existential poet, Juste discussing the importance of his family in his award-winning photojournalism, and Williams describing dance as an act of social justice. In the end, the podcast is about the story of work and how these artists found a way to make art in a world that pushes people away from the creative life rather than toward it. 

Thanks to our wonderful sponsor The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College, our announcer and Miami-based poet Guillermo Cancio-Bello, and The Stage for donating their time. Also, many thanks to Lissette Mendez and Nicole Swift.