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This month’s Versed in Florida is with Miami poet Mia Leonin. She teaches creative writing at the University of Miami. She has published poetry and creative nonfiction in numerous journals and reviews. Leonin is the author of three poetry collections including her latest called Chance Born and a memoir. She writes about Spanish-language theater and culture for the Miami Herald, New Times, and other publications. And Leonin tells WGCU’s Amy Tardif that living in South Florida allows language to enter into her writing often.

Tamiami Trail

Jul 22, 2016
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When the Tamiami Trail connecting Naples with Miami first opened in 1928, it was considered an awe inspiring feat of human engineering and control over nature, but environmental advocates today lament the project’s profound and unintended consequences. In today’s essay from News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams, she details some of those perhaps lesser known consequences among some of the sunshine state’s indigenous people

This month’s Versed in Florida is with Miami poet Mia Leonin. She teaches creative writing at the University of Miami. She has published poetry and creative nonfiction in numerous journals and reviews. She writes about Spanish-language theater and culture for the Miami Herald, New Times, and other publications. Leonin is the author of three poetry collections and a memoir called Havana and Other Missing Fathers. She tells WGCU’s Amy Tardif her latest collection called, Chance Born, plays on the idea of chance as in “luck” and chance as in “accident”.

Eggplant

Jun 24, 2016
Amy Bennett Williams

 Aubergine, Guinea Squash or Garden Egg; Call it what you want, but the tropical perennial we most commonly refer to as eggplant stands apart in the world of fruit. From its intense color to the delicate tender texture of its insides, eggplant is a favorite of News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams in just about all of its culinary forms. Her fondness for this particular member of the nightshade family, however, isn’t shared by everyone in the Williams’ household, as she tells us in this week’s encore essay.

Father’s Day

Jun 17, 2016
Amy Bennett Williams

As Sunday marks Father’s Day, and just before the official start of summer, this week’s encore essay from News-Press storyteller Amy Bennett Williams brings us a childhood remembrance of time spent with her own father on Midwest summer days and the lessons he taught her, including how to master the skill of rail walking.

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