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Peter Meinke: Poetry Reading

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Peter Meinke was the first Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg, and now is Poet Laureate of Florida.  He’s published eight collections in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series, and his book of essays, “To Start With, Feel Fortunate,” received the 2017 William Meredith Award.  “The Piano Tuner,” a collection of short stories, received the 1986 Flannery O’Connor Award.  He’s won awards from the NEA, PSA, and Fulbright organizations, and has given readings throughout America, including at the Shakespeare Library and the Library of Congress. His wife, artist Jeanne Clark Meinke, has illustrated many of his books, including his children’s book, “The Elf Poem” [2015], and his most recent book of poems, “Tasting Like Gravity” [2018], both published by the U. of Tampa Press).


April 10
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm