A project for O, Miami Poetry Festival 2015
Created by Randy Burman & Eccolo Pops
Made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
“Poetry Pops” are popsicles, made by Eccolo Pops, with original poetry wrappers. Created by artist Randy Burman, the project featured 40 different poems written by South Florida residents who responded to an open call. The pops were free and were distributed by an ice cream man named “Shel Shiverstein,” a character played and invented by actor Randy Garcia. Shiverstein attended events all over Miami-Dade County during April 2015, ultimately distributing 1,700 poetry popsicles. The popsicles themselves were generously donated by Eccolo Pops (eccolopops.com/).
"Poetry Pops" was part of O, Miami Poetry Festival 2015. The goal of O, Miami is for every single person to encounter a poem during the month of April.
Directed by P. Scott Cunningham
Videography by Jorge Gonzalez Graupera & Gesi Schilling
Edited by P. Scott Cunningham & Gesi Schilling
Titles by Topos Graphics