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
SHORT BIO FOR PRESS/MEDIA USE
“P. Scott Cunningham is the co-founder and director of the O, Miami Poetry Biennial and the author of Chapbook of Poems for Morton Feldman (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2011). A graduate of Wesleyan University, he is also the founder and director of the University of Wynwood, a faux-institution dedicated to advancing contemporary literature in Miami, FL. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Harvard Review, Court Green, Sou’wester, Pool, PANK, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Abe’s Penny, and elsewhere. He lives in Miami, FL.”
Link to AUTHOR PHOTO (Credit: James Harris, U.K.)