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Visiting Author Peuo Tuy Literary Reading

Peuo Tuy is a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominated Cambodian American spoken word poet. She is also a creative workshop instructor and community organizer. Her poetry collection, Khmer Girl (2014), is inspired by the traumas of her life, including her family escaping the killing fields of their native Cambodia and enduring the inequities of life as immigrants in the United States. Her work has appeared in Art Papers (2016), Poets Network & Exchange magazine (2017), Lao American Review (2017), Sahtu Press (2017), LAOMAGINATION (2017), and WHYY (2017); a Philadelphia news media. Peuo has also been featured in video projects such as The New School’s “Futurographies: Cambodia-USA-France (2016), Northern Monday Films (2017), Urbintel (2005), and 30ToLifeProductions (2016). She has appeared at Harvard Law School, Massachusetts State House, The Big Read, the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival, New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as various junior high schools and high schools on the east coast. Peuo is one of the founding members and the Executive Director of the new Cambodian American Literary Arts Association and is currently working on her forthcoming book of poetry entitled, Neon Light Brights (2018). During her free time, she loves to swim, jog, read, travel, watch movies and TV shows, and devour dark chocolate cakes.  Visit her online at

VGD Students: please bring your RED passport to collect the facilitator's signature for the event to count towards the 15 co-curricular hours.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

East Campus Building 8, 101
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

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