Crisp-Ellert Art Museum to host public for poetry reading
Feb 25, 2019
On March 12 at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum on Flagler College’s campus, poet and short story writer Peter Meinke will do a reading at 6 p.m. as part of the Writers-In-Residence series.
Meinke holds his bachelor’s from Hamilton College and upon graduation, served two years in the U.S. Army. He later earned his master’s from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
He is the author of short story collections touching on daily life, family and politics, including “The Piano Tuner” (1986), which won a Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and “Unheard Music” (2007). His poetry volumes include “Zinc Fingers” (2000), “The Contracted World: New & More Selected Poems” (2006) and “Lucky Bones” (2014).
Among his many achievements, Meinke has received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as an O. Henry Award from the Poetry Society of America. He was also appointed, in 2009, as the inaugural poet laureate of St. Petersburg, Fla.
For twenty years, Meinke directed the Writer’s Workshop at Eckerd College. He’s also taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Tampa.
The Flagler College Writers-in-Residence program has hosted a number of world-class novelists, short fiction writers, poets and playwrights in the 30-plus years of its existence. The program takes place during the fall and spring semesters of the academic year and is free and open to the public.
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