Category: Composition

SPC professor lectures, reads at the American University of Paris

Daniel Lawless, Professor of English at St. Petersburg College, recently spoke at The American University of Paris on the subject of founding and editing an online/print journal. Lawless is the creator and editor of Plume: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry. Now in its third year, Plume has garnered nation and international praise for its elegant … Continue reading SPC professor lectures, reads at the American University of Paris

Bryson wins Best First Book award for ‘Feeling Lucky’

Cover of SPC faculty member Kathy Bryson's new book "Feeling Lucky."

Congratulations to Kathy Bryson, a communications adjunct at SPC’s Seminole Campus. Her first book, Feeling Lucky, received the 2014 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award – Best First Book from the First Coast Romance Writers Chapter 108 of the Romance Writers of America. “This is a great affirmation for a lot of hard work,” said … Continue reading Bryson wins Best First Book award for ‘Feeling Lucky’

Poetry – 3 AM – Student Work

Empty streets Sleeping traffic lights pulse yellow Two parked police cruisers Vomit red and blue incandescence upon the convenient store’s walls and windows A discarded hammer lying in shattered glass Jagged shard showcasing a chunk of misplaced flesh. Security system shrieks electronic distress Echoing out into the vacant night Ricocheting down acoustic neighborhood streets Darkened … Continue reading Poetry – 3 AM – Student Work

Poetry – Two Pieces – Student Work

The Writer Deep concentration pulls words from thin air, arm connecting thoughts with actions, forming something once not there gripping firmly the object of translation. Ink seeps into a pure sheet of white as poisonous onyx blots out innocence. Insidious darkness snuffs out light, dutifully creating swirls of lace. Discombobulate Fluid motion, sharpest knife, flames of heat, frigid … Continue reading Poetry – Two Pieces – Student Work

Poetry – To Be Congruent – Student Work

In reasoning it is certain inevitability A valid need to make pertinent legitimacy of everything Showing a coherent answer for a probable issue The persistent need to always be logical. Lisa Manners is student at St. Petersburg College (SPC), an artist, entrepreneur, polysomnographic technologist, involved in the Student Government Association as co-treasurer, a member of Women … Continue reading Poetry – To Be Congruent – Student Work