Every week through the end of National Poetry Month, we'll be spotlighting celebrations from around the country. This week's feature is the O, Miami Poetry Festival, whose mission is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April.

Among O, Miami's many events this coming April is Le Petits Poètes, a showcase of South Florida youth poets. The reading is part of The Word Up! Youth Poetry Initiative, a year-round City of Sunrise program dedicated to youth self-expression, and will take place at The Betsy-South Beach on April 2.

On April 8, O, Miami will present its annual Poetry Wallcast at Miami Beach’s Soundscape Park. A reading by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will be projected in high-definition onto the side of New World Center with state-of-the-art surround sound. To see some of the innovative projects O, Miami produced last April, check out Stanza.

For more on this year's O, Miami events, visit omiami.org.