FSC's English department
2004 issue of "Cantilevers"
LAKELAND, Fla. (April
6, 2004) - Florida Southern's English department unveils the 2004
issue of "Cantilevers: A Journal of the Arts" on April 14 at 7:00
p.m. in the Eleanor Searle Drawing Room. Yvonne Sapia, a recognized
and published poet, will be the evening's featured speaker. The
public is welcome to attend.
Sapia teaches English at Lake City Community College, where she
is also the resident poet. Her poetry and fiction reflect a rich
Puerto Rican heritage, a little New York flavor, and many years
as a Floridian. She earned her master's degree from the University
of Florida and her doctoral degree in philosophy from Florida State
University. She has been awarded three writing fellowships from
the state of Florida and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
in Poetry. She received the Florida Chapbook Award for her first
collection of poetry ("The Fertile Crescent"), the Samuel French
Morse Prize in Poetry for her second collection of Poetry ("Valentino's
Hair"), and the Nilon Excellence in Minority Fiction Award for her
first novel ("Valentino's Hair"). She is currently a contributing
editor for "Kalliope: A Journal of Women's Literature and Art,"
published by Florida Community College in Jacksonville.
"Cantilevers" features poetry, fiction and art by Florida Southern's
students, staff, and alumni. The Wesley Ryals Awards for best fiction
and poetry submissions, as well as "Cantilevers" and FSC students
writing awards, will be presented.
For more information, please contact Dr. Rebecca Saulsbury at 863-680-4348
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.