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Peter Meinke is one of the most readable poets.  The surface clarity of his lines and his aptness for metaphor make these poems accessible and mysterious.  They have real subjects - Dessert Storm and acorns, coffee and Tolstoy -  but at the same time give entry to that interior world where all feelings and moralities grow.

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Peter Meinke holds the Darden Chair in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University. He has been a professor of literature and creative writing at Eckerd College and has served as writer-in-residence at numerous colleges, including University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Hawaii. Meinke has published numerous books of poetry, including Scars, Zinc Fingers, and Liquid Paper. He is also the author of six poetry chapbooks and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Olivet Prize, the Paumanok Award, three Poetry Society of America Awards, the Flannery O'Connor Award, and two NEA Fellowships.

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martha.humphrey, October 7, 2006 (view all comments by martha.humphrey)
I was privileged to read scars before it hit the streets. Another solid delivery of poetry by Mr. Meinke that touches our human experience straight on. Peter Meinke is a man I grew up admiring. He was the dad of my good friends in the neighborhood, a great storyteller, father, and tennis junkie, but more, he was a working artist and gave me the confidence to do the same, though for me it was the visual arts. And he was cute for a dad and bought me my first root beer float, :)

Peter's poetry has the honesty of a best friend's confession and the universality of experience that few poets can achieve with the type of unassuming line the Peter delivers. In person, warm, lyrical, real and true; in writing the same. From an early age, his poems have given a lexicon of edges to me, like bouys against the shore that I have used to navigate through in my own life. Thank you Peter, Mr. Meinke.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780822955924
Author:
Meinke, Peter
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pa. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Single Author / General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt poetry series
Series Volume:
#10
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.3 in

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