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Poet Laureate Peter Meinke Says Poetry Is Not Like Broccoli

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Peter Meinke

Florida's new Poet Laureate, Peter Meinke, will be reading at the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading October 24th. WUSF's Lisa Peakes visited Peter at his home in St Petersburg. He talked about moving to Florida, the subversive power of literature and why poetry is not "good for you; like broccoli."

WEB EXTRA: Peter Meinke reads his poem "100 Robins" and explains how it mirrors a legislative session:

Poet Laureate Peter Meinke Says Poetry Is Not Like Broccoli

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