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Longtime Eckerd College professor named Florida Poet Laureate

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Gov. Rick Scott has named an Eckerd College professor Florida’s Poet Laureate. Peter Meinke is an emeritus professor of literature who has been with the private liberal arts college since 1966. Meinke currently serves as the St. Pete Poet Laureate, a post he’s held since 2009. That term ends this year. Meinke received the call Monday informing him that he would be the state’s fourth Poet Laureate. The position has remained vacant since Meinke’s predecessor, Edmnd Skellings, passed away in…

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