The Elf Poem
This delightful guide to writing and reading poems will appeal to children of all ages with charming drawings by Jeanne Clark Meinke and wise and winking elfish verse by Florida’s Poet Laureate, Peter Meinke. As the Elf advises:
“ . . . when you write, write carefully,
With gaiety and grace,
For when you write a lovely poem
The world’s a better place.”
Jeanne Clark Meinke is an artist whose work has appeared in books for children and adults, and on the pages of The New Yorker, Gourmet, Yankee, Western Humanities Review, Tampa Review, and other magazines. A collection of her drawings, Lines from Wildwood Lane, was published by the University of Tampa Press.
Peter Meinke is the author of sixteen books of poems, three collections of short stories, and several nonfiction books. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Poetry, and many other magazines. He is Poet Laureate of the State of Florida.