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University of Tampa Press Book Selected for Minnesota Book Award

The Minnesota Humanities Commission announced Sunday, April 25, that poet Richard Terrill, whose book Coming Late to Rachmaninoff was published by the University of Tampa Press, is this year's winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry.
 
The 16th Annual Minnesota Book Awards were announced at the downtown Landmark Center in St. Paul Minn., Sunday following a day-long festival honoring the finalists. The ceremony was broadcast on Minnesota public television at 8 p.m. on May 2.
 
"The Minnesota Book Awards have recognized literary excellence for over fifteen years and have established a national reputation," said Richard Mathews, director of the University of Tampa Press. "This award is a much-deserved honor for Richard Terrill, who is a wonderful contemporary poet. He has just received one of the country's major book prizes and I hope it will bring him to the attention of an even wider audience of readers."
 
More information about the awards is available online at the Minnesota Humanities Comission web site: http://www.minnesotahumanities.org/Book/2004.html