Fine poetry and art improve
with age. In celebration and in evidence of this, the University of
Tampa Press presents the newest work by Peter Meinke, first Poet
Laureate of the City of St. Petersburg, Florida: the thirty-fifth
anniversary edition of his internationally acclaimed and long
out-of-print classic, Lines from Neuchâtel, featuring drawings by Jeanne Meinke.
With a dozen additional drawings by Jeanne, a new essay and six added
poems by Peter, and a production that presents the text and art in a
handsome special edition, Lines from Neuchâtel has been enriched in the fullness of time. First designed and printed by St. Petersburg’s Konglomerati Press in 1974, Lines from Neuchâtel
brought Peter and Jeanne’s poems and drawings together in a memorable
and groundbreaking volume. Shortly afterward, Peter would publish his
first book in the Pitt Poetry Series and begin a publishing history
marked by major awards and readings around the globe. Jeanne’s drawings
would begin to appear
in The New Yorker and Gourmet magazine as well as in national literary journals and books. Lines from Neuchâtel holds a special place in the work and experience of two of Florida's most admired artists in our State of the Arts.
This University of Tampa Press edition preserves an extraordinary
shared vision in a handcrafted hardback, signed by poet and artist, and
bound by David Barry (Griffin Bindery, St. Petersburg) with dark blue
quarter-linen spine and French marbled papers.
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