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Jared L. Stark
Associate Professor of Literature

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Peter Meinke

Professor Emeritus of Literature
Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg

Peter Meinke

Peter Meinke is Professor Emeritus of Literature at Eckerd and Poet Laureate of St. Petersburg. His work has appeared in New Republic, the New Yorker, Atlantic, Poetry, and dozens of other journals. He has published 15 books of poems, seven in the prestigious Pitt Poetry Series, the most recent being The Contracted World (2006). His poetry has received many awards, including two NEA Fellowships and three prizes from the Poetry Society of America. His book of short stories, The Piano Tuner, won the 1986 Flannery O'Connor Award. He taught courses in Literature and Creative Writing and directed the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College for many years, and has often been writer-in-residence at other colleges and universities, most recently at the University of South Florida/Tampa. In 2009, the University of Tampa Press published Lines from Neuchâtel—illustrated by his wife, Jeanne—in a handsome 35th Anniversary Edition, with added poems and drawings. He writes a biweekly column, "Poet's Notebook"—also illustrated by Jeanne—in Tampa Bay's alternative newspaper, Creative Loafing. His website is www.petermeinke.com.

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Boats and Books

Associate Professor of Literature Dr. Jared Stark takes his class out on Eckerd's pontoon boat to discuss Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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