Peter Meinke Poems

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Peter Meinke
Peter Meinke (b. 1932) is an American poet and author. He has published 14 books of poems and his book of short stories, The Piano Tuner, won the 1986 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. His poetry has received many awards, including 2 NEA Fellowships and 3 prizes from the Poetry Society of America. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, and other magazines. Meinke and his wife, the artist Jeanne Clark, have lived in St. Petersburg, Florida since 1966. For 27 years, Meinke was a professor at Eckerd College, where he was a director of the EC Writing Workshop. In February 2004, he was inducted as a foundation member into the Eckerd College Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Zeta of Florida. He also served on the faculty of the Eckerd College's Third Annual Writers in Paradise Conference in January of 2007. From 2003 through 2005, he held the Darden Chair in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University.

There where the punk stump marks
the end of our yard we've strung
chickenwire around a six... [read poem]
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