Apr 1, 2024 - News

O, Miami tote bag inspired by sixth grader's poem. Where to get it

A GIF of the new O, Miami Poetry Festival tote bag

Rendering: Topos graphics. Courtesy of O, Miami

We secured the bag — the O, Miami tote bag.

Why it matters: The poetry festival releases a new tote bag each year with a different poem on it. These have become must-have collectibles.

The latest: This year's bag features a poem written by a local sixth grader.

  • Kerlande, a student at Morningside K–8 Academy, writes, "I hear and hate, but listen and love. I love where I live and I would never leave."

What they're saying: "Reading Kerlande's poem, it conveys a strong desire for more empathy and community in this place," an O, Miami spokesperson tells Axios.

  • "At O, Miami, we want to encourage empathy in a city that is continuously rewriting itself so her poem especially resonated with our team."

Pro tip: The totes are free at O, Miami Poetry Festival events!

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