The mission of the O, Miami Poetry Festival is for every person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem in the month of April. Held annually during National Poetry Month, the festival was created in 2011 by the University of Wynwood and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Events include readings, workshops, and showcases, as well as installations and performances pairing poetry with other art forms. In addition to the festival, O, Miami also holds events and readings throughout the year and supports a poets-in-schools residency program.