Early Florida Literature

In 2013 the Florida Humanities Council¬†brought to together scholars to discuss still unexplored paths in the state’s early history and life. Taking my place alongside far more revered scholars, I made a case for Florida’s vast colonial literature. The...

Florida Trail

I’m thrilled to co-edit the next issue of The Journal of Florida Studies. ¬†Working with founding editor Casey Blanton and my USF St. Petersburg colleague Chris Meindl, we will focus on the Florida Trail www.floridatrail.org   We look for essays, poems,...

Friends of Salt Creek

Fifteen years ago the Florida Studies Program at the USF St. Petersburg asked me to develop a course called “Rivers of Florida.” With giddy early optimism, we fantasized about paddling every river from the Perdido east of Pensacola to the Everglades River...