Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Zinc Fingers: Poems from A to Z - Pitt Poetry Series (Paperback)
  • Zinc Fingers: Poems from A to Z - Pitt Poetry Series (Paperback)
zoom

Zinc Fingers: Poems from A to Z - Pitt Poetry Series (Paperback)

(author)
£16.50
Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 31/05/2000
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In Peter Meinke's eleventh collection, he writes poems of humor and sadness. His poems speak truth with the self-assurance of a man willing to laugh at himself and, by extension, he invites us to laugh at ourselves as well.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822957249
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 168 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"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."

--Tampa Times


"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

"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


"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


"Some poems among 68 in this collection are old favorites, but many are new and sure to delight Meinke's readers, who love his playful profundity, his witty way with words and, perhaps most of all, his accessibility. . . . Readers and lovers of langauge will delight in this book, but it could easily make a reader and lover of language out of almost anyone."

--Tribune and Times

You may also be interested in...

Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems
Added to basket
Collected Poems
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Paperback
You Made Me Late Again!
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Paradise Lost
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Love Sonnets of Shakespeare
Added to basket
Ariel
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Hardback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Flowers of Evil
Added to basket
Selected Poems
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Canterbury Tales
Added to basket
The Waste Land and Other Poems
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.49
Paperback
Birthday Letters
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Prophet
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.