2020 High School Poetry Contest Top Ten

Poetry often serves as a source of inspiration during challenging times, whether poets are trying to understand moments like the horrors of war or personal tragedies. This Spring Florida Humanities encouraged high school students across the state to creatively capture their experiences through the prism of poetry for our 2020 High School Poetry Contest. We received over 200 submissions. With the help of a judging panel who evaluated all the

Here’s a look back at his peripatetic 2019 summer reading

The Cave and the Light: Plato versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization (2013), by Arthur Herman. How the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world laid the foundations of Western culture. Athens: A Portrait of the City in Its Golden Age, by Christian Meier Essential reference for The Cave and the Light. The Mueller Report (2019) Preparation for the special counsel’s testimony. Pete Buttigieg: An

What We’re Reading, Spring 2019

In this issue, Jill Rourke, head librarian at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library, recommends two favorites. “Historical novels are a delicious blend of history and the imagination, peeling back time and space and often — through great characters — letting us view history through a slightly different lens,” she writes. “The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead blew my socks off! Whitehead envisions the Underground Railroad as an actual working railway