Literary Life at FAU

Boca Raton is located in South Florida, an area saturated in literary history and resources, including the annual Miami Book Fair International and the Key West Literary Seminars. On campus, there are regular readings by students, faculty and internationally acclaimed authors. Each year, the Mary Blossom Lee Visiting Poets Series brings top poets to campus to read and meet with students. These and other recent visiting writers have included Justin Torres, Gerald Stern, Melvin Bukiet, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Mark Doty, Cristina Garcia, Reginald Gibbons, Albert Goldbarth, Jorie Graham, Edward Hirsch, Christopher Hitchens, Karl Kirchwey, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ann Lauterbach, Hank Lazar, James Merrill, Harryette Mullen, Robert Pinsky, Luis Rebaza, Thane Rosenbaum, Mary Jane Ryals, and Virgil Suarez. For undergraduate students interested in publishing their work or for those interested in working in publishing, there is Coastlines, the annual campus literary magazine. In 2017, the MFA program launched the inaugural edition of national literary magazine, Swamp Ape Review.