Born, 1978 in Boca Raton, FL. Lives and works in Miami, FL.
CO-FOUNDER/DIRECTOR (2010 - Present), O, Miami
O, Miami is a biennial poetry festival produced in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The goal of O, Miami is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April. The inaugural O, Miami was held in April 2011. The next one will happen during April 2013.
FOUNDER/DIRECTOR (2008 - Present), University of Wynwood
University of Wynwood curates events and projects that advance contemporary literature in Miami, FL. Named one of Fast Company’s bold and brilliant urban ideas for 2011, University of Wynwood is a 501(c)3 corporation in the state of Florida.
M.F.A., Creative Writing. Florida International University, 2008.
B.A., Religious Studies. Wesleyan University, 2000.
Participating Poet, International Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua, 2012
"Brilliant Urbanite", Fast Company Magazine’s United States of Innovation, 2011
Knight Foundation Writer-in-Residence, McColl Center for the Visual Arts, Summer 2011
Writer-in-Residence, Key West Literary Seminar, Summer 2010
Fellowship, Key West Literary Seminar, January 2010
Nominee, United States Artists Award, 2009
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"P. Scott Cunningham is the co-founder and director of O, Miami: a month-long poetry festival with the goal of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem. His events and projects have been featured in New Yorker magazine, NPR’s Morning Edition, NPR’s The Takeaway, ESPN, Time, The Guardian, Dwell, and many others. In 2011, Fast Company named him as one of 51 “Brilliant Urbanites” that are changing America. He is also the author of Chapbook of Poems for Morton Feldman (Floating Wolf, 2011) and was a 2013 Finalist for Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Fellowship. His poems have appeared in Harvard Review, The Awl, The Rumpus, La Otra (Mexico), Court Green, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and elsewhere. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he lives in Miami, FL."
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