Monday, March 1, 2010

A Bronze Medal Honor for FLAC Members

Poet Peter Meinke, a featured reader at the past two FLAC Other Words Conferences, has just been awarded the Florida Book Award’s Bronze Medal for Poetry for Lines from Neuchatel: The Thirty-fifth Anniversary Edition. The special edition was published by a founding FLAC member, the University of Tampa Press. Meinke is the author of seven books of poems in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series. He is also the author of two collections of short stories, The Piano Tuner, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award, and, recently, Unheard Music. In 2009 he was appointed the first Poet Laureate of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, where he and his wife, the artist Jeanne Clark, whose drawings are featured prominently in Lines from Neuchatel, have lived since 1966.

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