From age 6 to 15, Palm Beach State College student Tierra “Tee” Lamore suffered physical and mental abuse in Florida’s foster care system. Now, she has made it her mission to help improve what she calls a broken system as a statewide board delegate in Florida Youth SHINE’s (FYS) Palm Beach Chapter, a youth-led foster advocacy group.
Lamore, the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Student of the Year for the Palm Beach Gardens campus, … Continue reading PBSC honors student helping foster care youth learn their rights
Palm Beach State College Professor Bradley Johnson has been awarded the 2018 Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize for his collection, “Smuggling Elephants Through Airport Security.”
He will receive $1,000 in prize money, and his collection will be published by Michigan State University Press in 2020. “I’ve been working for this for a long time. The book is years of work,” said Johnson, who teaches English at the Boca Raton campus. “Having an academic press like Michigan State University back you and publish your work opens a whole lot of doors in terms of audience and credibility. … Continue reading Johnson wins prize for poetry collection
Poet P. Scott Cunningham, founder and director of O, Miami, a Knight Foundation-funded organization that works to expand and advance literary culture, is at Palm Beach State College today to kickoff off a new visiting writers series on the Lake Worth campus.
Cunningham will do a public reading at 6:30 p.m. in Stage West. This morning, he spoke to a Contemporary Literature class, and he gave a public talk at 12:30 p.m. on the second floor of the library. … Continue reading Visiting writers series launches with founder of O, Miami
Palm Beach State College Professor Stephen Gibson has won a Donald Justice Poetry Prize for his latest poetry collection “Rorschach Art Too.”
The award, open to all American poets, comes with a cash prize and a publication deal. Gibson said his poetry collection is scheduled for publication in June.
He is among four winners selected during the biennial competition coordinated by the Poetry Center at West Chester University in Pennsylvania; two were selected for 2014 and two for 2015. … Continue reading English professor wins Donald Justice Poetry Prize