PUBLIC Virtual Gathering: Zen and the Art of Poetry by Women – Juliana Gray & Caroline Cabrera2020-07-21T22:22:32-04:00
Join us for an on-line community gathering of poetry by women

Appearing May 18 @ 7 PM

Juliana Gray is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Honeymoon Palsy (Measure Press 2017). She is also the author of Roleplay (Dream Horse Press 2012, winner of the Orphic Prize and the Eugene Paul Nassar Prize), and The Man Under My Skin (River City Publishing 2005), as well as the chapbook Anne Boleyn’s Sleeve (Winged City Chapbook Press 2013). Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, NELLE, The Cincinnati Review, and other journals, and her humor writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and elsewhere. An Alabama native, she lives in western New York and teaches at Alfred University.

Caroline Cabrera is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Saint X, winner of the Hudson Prize from Black Lawrence Press. Her lyric essay collection, (lack begins as a tiny rumble) is forthcoming this winter from Tinderbox Editions. She teaches poetry workshops for children and adults through O, Miami and works as an early literacy specialist. She is founder and editor of Bloom Books and co-host of the arts and advice podcast Now that We’re Friends.


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About the presenting partners
The Betsy-South Beach (@thebetsyhotel) is a luxury boutique hotel located on Ocean Drive, boasting a globally regarded arts and culture program. Over the past ten years, the hotel has become a catalyst for energized discourse, innovative thinking, and charitable community conscience. The Betsy has been the home of SWWIM (Supporting Women Writers in Miami) for four years and is also the home of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, the Miami Classical Music Festival and the founding corporate sponsor for Reading Queer. The Betsy has hosted more than 1,000 artists in its Writers’ Room artist residency and its nine art galleries are open to the public. The Betsy is owned and operated by the Plutzik Goldwasser family. Contact Deborah Briggs, The Betsy Hotel, at
The Miami Beach Urban Studios (@FIUMBUS) are a collider for people and ideas in arts, design, technology and the sciences. Headquartered on iconic Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, MBUS is a Cultural Anchor in the City of Miami Beach and, with over 150 events each year, is a creative space for students and the community in the heart of one of the most vibrant artistic urban centers in the world. John Stuart is the Executive Director. Contact John Stuart, FIU MBUS, at
Supporting Women Writers in Miami (@SWWIM) was co-founded in 2016 by Jen Karetnick and Catherine Esposito Prescott. SWWIM publishes, promotes & celebrates women-identifying writers with a year-round reading series held at The Betsy-South Beach in Miami Beach, FL, and through the online poetry journal SWWIM Every Day ( Poems first published in SWWIM Every Day have been included in Best American Poetry, The Orison Anthology,, and The Writer’s Almanac. Others have appeared in Glass Poetry Press’s year-end reading list, been finalists for Best of the Net, and garnered Pushcart nominations from contributing editors. Poet Caridad Moro-Gronlier joined the SWWIM editorial leadership team in 2019. Contact Catherine Esposito Prescott, Editor-in-Chief, SWWIM, at

These events will be presented with Closed Captioning. Support for these services is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, in keeping with both The Betsy and FIU’s deep commitment to accessibility. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any disability accommodation, contact five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Fla Relay Service).


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