Post Haste is the third exhibit in our on-going outdoor museum and is intended to be a literary exhibition.
Curated by Scott Cunningham, Melody Santiago Cummings, and Seth Labenz
On view June 1 – October 31, 2017
Post Haste is a series of four visual poems created by O, Miami for Bal Harbour’s beachwalk presented in a colorful, vibrant summer display. Inspired by pre-war marketing for the Burma Shave Company—famous for its advertising campaigns featuring humorous rhyming poems on small sequential highway signs—the poems are presented according to the speed of the beachwalk’s usage as a thoroughfare for biking, jogging, and walking. Each poem is divided into six signs and is designed to be read in one continuous pass, and in one direction, though all four poems, taken together, are also in conversation with each other. The project is part of O, Miami’s larger mission for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem. For more about O, Miami, visit omiami.org.