P. SCOTT CUNNINGHAM AND FRANK BÁEZ POETRY READING | Wick Poetry Center | Kent State University

P. SCOTT CUNNINGHAM AND FRANK BÁEZ POETRY READING

P. SCOTT CUNNINGHAM AND FRANK BÁEZ POETRY READING

7:30 pm 
| Wednesday, November 16, 2016
College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Room 120

P. Scott Cunningham is the founder and director of O, Miami, a poetry festival with the goal of every single person in Miami-Dade County encountering a poem. O, Miami events and projects have been featured in The New York TimesThe New YorkerThe Washington Post, National Public Radio, ESPN, TimeThe Guardian, and many others, and the organization was named by Fast Company as one of 51 “brilliant urban ideas that are changing America.” Cunningham is also the co-founder and editor of Jai-Alai Books, a regional literary publishing imprint, and the poetry editor of The Miami Rail. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in Harvard ReviewThe AwlA Public SpaceRHINOLos Angeles Review of BooksTupelo QuarterlyMonocle, and The Guardian, among others. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he lives in Miami with his wife Christina.

Frank Báez is a Dominican poet and writer. He has published three books of poetry, one of short stories and three books of chronicles. Postales was edited in five countries and was awarded the National Prizefor Poetry Salome Ureña in 2009. In 2014 Jai Alai books published an anthology in english of his poetry titled Last Night I Dreamt I was a DJ. In 2015 he  was part of the anthology El canon abierto (última poesía en español) that brings together the most relevant Spanish-language poets born after 1970. It is member of the group El Hombrecito, (www.elhombrecito.com) with whom he has released two albums and a DVD.