Liquid Paper

Liquid Paper : New and Selected Poems

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Peter Meinke was a master of traditional poetic forms long before the current interest in "the new formalism." His work is, in turn, witty, comic, sane, deeply moving, and always readable. Liquid Paper collects the best of his previously published poems from the late 1960s on with a generous selection of new work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152.65 x 230.12 x 10.41mm | 231.33g
  • Pittsburgh PA, United States
  • English
  • 0822954559
  • 9780822954552
  • 2,525,688

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Peter Meinke was a master of traditional poetic forms long before the current interest in 'the new formalism.' His work is, in turn, witty, comic, sane, deeply moving, and always readable. Liquid Paper collects the best of his previously published poems from the later 1960's on with a generous selection of new work.
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Review quote

"If you are one of the millions who is bored, perplexed or overawed by contemporary poetry, do the muse, and yourself, a favor: Buy and read Peter Meinke's new book."
--The St. Petersburg Times "Meinke is a skilled craftsman. He is especially adept at building to a strong ending or the ending that shies the poem into an unexpected, but perfect place. He also has the most endearing sense of humopr, the ability to laugh at himself."

--Judith Hemschmeyer "Peter Meinke was a master of traditional poetic forms long before the current interest in 'the new formalism.' His work is, in turn, witty, comic, sane, deeply moving, and always readable."

--Poetry Pilot "Like Whitman, who claimed that the smallest sprout of grass 'Shows there is really no death, ' Meinke is at heart a celebrator of a vital and joyous existence."

--The Nashville Tennessean "The threats beneath attractive surfaces and the uncertain security of the outwardly contented are topics rarely treated in poems as healthy as Meinke's; his voice is knowledgeable and reassuring."
--Poetry Magazine
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About Peter Meinke

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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28 ratings
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2 4% (1)
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