F145. A Tribute to Van Brock, Poet and Founder of Anhinga Press

Florida Salon 6, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


In this tribute, writers who knew Van Brock for many years will discuss his work, legacy and read some of his poems. Others from the audience may offer their remembrances too. Van K. Brock taught at Florida State University for 30 years. During that time, he nurtured three generations of writers, founded Anhinga Press, edited Sundog and International Quarterly, and started a still-active Tallahassee reading series. He also published six collections of poetry.


Rick Campbell's books of poetry are The History of Steel, Dixmont; The Traveler's Companion, and Setting the World In Order. His poems and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review and other journals. He directs the Florida Literary Arts Coalition, and teaches at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Geoffrey Brock is a poet and a translator of Italian poetry and prose. He's the author of Voices Bright Flags and Weighing Light, the editor of The FSG Book of 20th-Century Italian Poetry, and the translator of works by Cesare Pavese, Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, and others. He teaches at Arkansas.

Peter Meinke is poet laureate of Florida. He directed the Writing Workshop at Eckerd College for tewnty-seven years. He has published eight books in the Pitt Poetry Series, and six books with the University of Tampa Press. His most recent books are Lucky Bones, The Expert Witness, and To Start With, Feel Fortunate.

Silvia Curbelo's poetry books include Falling Landscape and The Secret History of Water. She received fellowships from the NEA, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Cintas Foundation, and the Jessica Maxwell Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review.

Donna J. Long’s poems have appeared most recently in Clockhouse, The Southern Review, and Appalachian Heritage, as well as in the anthologies Unbridled; The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III; and The Poets’ Guide to the Birds. She is editor in chief of Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside