University of Pittsburgh Press 2000



Southeast Booksellers Association Award for best book of poetry of the year, 2001

American Booksellers Association Book Sense 76 Pick for March/April 2001

Other Books by Peter Meinke

Zinc Fingers: Poems A to Z

Author: Peter Meinke

Peter Meinke writes with the wisdom of a prophet. 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. In this, his eleventh collection, he is in his element, writing poems of humor and sadness, taking readers to a place they had only a vague hope of ever reaching.

Zinc Fingers: Poems A to Z

Edward Field:

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.


Dionisio D. Martnez:

Zinc Fingers is Peter Meinke's solid voice at its most recklessly passionate pitch, framed by the eloquent syntax of its silences.