Published: Sep 30, 2010
The University of Tampa Press earned awards for three of its books in
the Southern Books Competition. The awards were presented this week at
the Southeastern Libraries Association Awards Luncheon.
every two years by the Southeastern Libraries Association, the Southern
Books Competition committee gave its highest award, the 2009 Award of
Excellence, to Lines from Neuchatel
, a collection of poems by
St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Peter Meinke, with drawings by Jeanne
Meinke. The 2008 Award of Excellence for Dust Jacket Design was awarded
to The White B
ride, a collection of poems by Sarah Maclay.
The committee also issued a 2009 Special Award to Lankes: His Woodcut Miniatures
by J.J. Lankes, a limited edition hand-printed letterpress miniature
book and the first handmade book produced by the University of Tampa
Press at its Tampa Book Arts Studio. It was printed on the 1848
Washington Hand Press once owned by the American woodcut artist J.J.
Lankes, on which he printed his woodcut illustrations for books by
Robert Frost, Sherwood Anderson and others.
With three prize
books out of the 12 named as winners, the University of Tampa Press
topped the winners list, which also included books from the University
of Alabama Press, West Virginia University Press, the University of
Tennessee Press and Florida’s Pineapple Press. A copy of each book will
become part of the permanent archive held by the W. T. Young Library of
the University of Kentucky.