Peter Meinke’s most recent books are The Contracted World (2006, poems); Unheard Music (2007, stories); and The Shape of Poetry (2008, essays on writing). His work has received many awards, including O’Henry and Best American fiction, three prizes from the Poetry Society of America, and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He held the Mina Hohenberg Darden Chair in Creative Writing at ODU in 2003-05, and earlier this year, he was Distinguished Poet in Residence at Wichita State University.
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31st Annual Literary Festival