Chalk one up for Poetry Month

Students at St. Petersburg College recently celebrated National Poetry Month, held every April. The event is the largest literary celebration in the world involving schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets. On Tuesday, students, faculty and passersby at the Seminole Campus “Let Poetry Lead the Way” by reproducing poetic snippets – both their own and their favorites … Continue reading Chalk one up for Poetry Month

Erik Durneika, Coca-Cola Scholar for 2015, in his own words

SPC student Erik Durneika was recently named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. He will be honored on April 9 in Tallahassee as part of Florida College System Month. Below is a post he wrote about himself and what the award means to him. About Me My name is Erik Durneika, and … Continue reading Erik Durneika, Coca-Cola Scholar for 2015, in his own words

DC trip for SPC Sign Language Interpretation graduates

DC trip for SPC Sign Language Interpretation graduates

Graduates from St. Petersburg College’s Sign Language Interpretation program recently traveled to Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., the first college established for the Deaf in the United States. Graduates learned about the history of the university, now celebrating its 150th anniversary. Read about the trip and get more information about SPC’s  Sign Language Interpretation program … Continue reading DC trip for SPC Sign Language Interpretation graduates

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’

Sign Language Interpretation program has largest intern class ever

Eighteen students in the St. Petersburg College Sign Language Interpretation program are working in the community as interns in the Fall semester, the largest number since the program began more than 20 years ago. Dedicated, certified faculty help prepare students in the program for this 240-hour, four-credit internship course, which is the culmination of one … Continue reading Sign Language Interpretation program has largest intern class ever

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