O, Miami poetry festival brings Jose Marti to life

  • Actor Ivan Lopez rides a white horse down Calle Ocho dressed as Cuban poet Jose Marti to promote O, Miami poetry festival on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Al Diaz / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Actor Ivan Lopez handed out white roses with Jose Marti’s poems as he rode down Calle Ocho to promote the O, Miami festival on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Actor Ivan Lopez rides a white horse down Calle Ocho dressed as Cuban poet Jose Marti to promote O, Miami poetry festival on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Lourdes Gutierrez, left, and Alida Cardo hold white roses given to them by Ivan Lopez, who dressed as Cuban poet Jose Marti to promote O, Miami poetry festival, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Actor Ivan Lopez rides a white horse down Calle Ocho dressed as Cuban poet Jose Marti to promote O, Miami poetry festival on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Melody Santiago listens to actor Ivan Lopez recite a poem by Jose Marti in front of Versailles restaurant on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Actor Ivan Lopez rides a white horse down Calle Ocho dressed as Cuban poet Jose Marti to promote O, Miami poetry festival on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF