Are you ready for some poetry? Tigertail launches the eighth edition of its annual collection at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, with a reading at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables.
Tigertail, A South Florida Poetry Annual: Selected Collective, Poetry, Prose and Projects by The Miami Poetry Collective features works by 28 local poets. In this volume's introduction, Campbell McGrath (at right), who founded the collective in 2008, writes, "In short, the MPC wants to rescue poetry from the airless box in which American society has locked it away, help it feel the sun on its skin again, maybe toss a Frisbee with it, share a drink or two, let it rub shoulders with the other arts, music and painting and film.''
You'll need to pay for that drink, but the event is free. Info: 305-324-4337 or tigertail.org.