Zinc Fingers : Poems from A to Z
- Paperback | 96 pages
- 140.21 x 228.35 x 9.14mm | 167.83g
- 01 Aug 2000
- University of Pittsburgh Press
- Pittsburgh PA, United States
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--Tribune and Times "Meinke is the Alex Rodriguez of contemporary poets, i.e. the complete package. He can write in classical forms -- sonnets, villanelles, sestinas ---blank verse, free verse, even a concrete poem here and there. Meinke is the most human of poets. His love poems are never blind to the pain of loss, his poems about the humor of daily life always contain a little nod to the heartbreak of living. If I had to put together a team for a Rotisserie Poetry League, my first pick would be Peter Meinke."
--Bookselling This Week "That he can remain so accessible and still maintain his masterful command of formal poetic structure and complexity is his real strength and has earned him his honored position among American poets today. . . . Readers and lovers of language will delight in this book, but it could easily make a reader and lover of language out of anyone. Need a bit of poetry in life? A verse or two at breakfast, a couple for cocktails and a special one for bedtime are bound to make life better."
--The Tampa Tribune "Thank God for Peter Meinke's voice of literary sanity, for these poems of a lovable, beleaguered man trying to make sense of a difficult world. Zinc Fingers is a delight from beginning to end."
--Edward Field "In the best of Meinke's work his impressive skills yield poems of scope and extraordinary power. . . . His greatest gift may be his ability ot shed enormous light through small windows. . . . Most of us can mulch and most of us can muse, but only a genuine poet can forge that lightning connection between such things over and over again."
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