P. Scott Cunningham, O, Miami Founder And Director Visits Fau For Book Reading, Signing

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The Department of English within Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, along with Barb Schmidt’s Peaceful Mind/Peaceful Life,  hosted P. Scott Cunningham last month with a reading and book signing at FAU’s Theatre Lab.

Cunningham is a poet, translator, essayist and community organizer originally from Boca Raton. He is the founder and director of O, Miami, a nonprofit organization that celebrates the city of Miami through the lens of poetry.

“The Creative Writing Program at FAU was pleased to be able to host poet Scott Cunningham and celebrate the publication of his debut collection, ‘Ya Te Veo,’” said Becka McKay, director of the “Off the Page” series of public events at FAU. “Scott’s impact on the South Florida literary community has been tremendous, and we are inspired by his commitment to both writers and readers of poetry. We were especially proud to be able to publish Scott’s work in our own literary magazine, ‘Swamp Ape Review,’ which wouldn’t exist without the efforts of writers and promoters of poetry like Scott.”