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Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose is a bilingual (Spanish) immigration attorney and a cultural activist. He has served as a judge of local, regional, national, and international poetry contests. An award-winning poet, he has translated poetry, presented poetry workshops, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Since 1999, Jonathan has published the arts calendar CULTURAL BULLETIN and has moderated the Famous Last Friday Open Mic Poetry Readings at Books & Books in Coral Gables since 1992.


Jonathan Rose received a Shining Star Award from the Arts & Business Council "in recognition of extraordinary work as a mobilizer, a resource, and an innovator whose leadership skills enhance the quality of life in Greater Miami through the arts."  He currently serves as Program Director for the South Florida Writers Association.

The next monthly meeting will be on April 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM at

Pinecrest Library, 

5835 SW 111th Street, Miami 

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Howard Camner

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Howard Camner is the author of 18 poetry books including the Pulitzer Prize nominated Poems from the Mud Room and the acclaimed autobiography Turbulence at 67 Inches. His books are in prominent literary archives worldwide including historical archives in the United States and royal collections in Great Britain. He was a founding member of The West End Poetry Troupe and The Literary Outlaws in New York. He was named "Best Poet" in the New Times "Best of Miami" edition of 2007 and was inducted into the Miami Dade College Hall of Fame for Literary Arts in 2014. He represents the United States in the Poet 2000 Sculpted Library and has received several awards including the Fine Arts Press Poetry Award and the first MiPo Literary Award. He received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Camner's 1980s comedy cable talk show "Life is a 4 Letter Word" is housed in the Paley Center for Media in New York, the Barco Cable Television Archives, and the UCLA Film and Television Archives

Tere Starr

Tere Starr is founder and facilitator of the monthly Miami Poets Soirée and president of the Florida State Poetry Association’s Miami Poets. Her poetry appears in various anthologies, most recently Lun’ Allure: To the Moon and More and Second Monday Muse, An Anthology of South Florida Poets. She has been a featured poet in a variety of venues, including Miami Dade College’s Arts & Letters Day and the Miami International Book Fair. Besides poetry, Tere has completed a middle grade novel, In Search of the Golden Toads, and several one-act plays. Rituals was performed at Ft. Lauderdale’s Amaturo Theater. Tere’s poetry manuscript, Wings of Stone, is close to publication.

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