Landmarks in the Sand

By Jeannie Carlson

Jeannie Carlson, the poet, journalist, educator and opera singer, has fashioned a delightful poetry collection that is both dynamic and authentic. Take a walk with her through the streets, alleys, yards, and into the very heart of St. Petersburg, Florida.

This masterful collection of 44 poem and photo combos captures the essence of actual places in a metaphoric journey through a beloved west coast Florida city. Each poem-photo is enjoyably accessible on the surface, but with levels of depth that allow for exploration beyond what is seen into what is spiritually encountered.


Meet the Authors

Jeannie Carlson


Jeannie Carlson is an award-winning writer experienced in fiction and nonfiction genres, with multiple freelance credits, published in newspapers, periodicals and books internationally.  She has a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado.

Born in the Scandinavian neighborhood of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn, New York, Jeannie grew up in the New York metropolitan area where she sang in professional theatre and opera. She is a NYC transplant, but considers herself a semi-native of St. Petersburg, Florida where she lives with her husband and their chatty housecat.

Jeannie is a correspondent for Tampa Bay Newspapers, Inc. as seen in Tampa Bay Times, and Beach Beacon among others. She has taught English and English Literature courses at St. Petersburg College and Hillsborough Community College. A contributing writer for the Northeast Journal, Jeannie pens a bi-monthly poetry column, ONE Inspires where the results of her wandering the neighborhood come to fruition.  

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