The Contracted World: New & More Selected Poems
University of Pittsburgh Press
By Peter Meinke '55
January 30, 2006
The University of Pittsburgh Press calls the poems in The Contracted World “passionate and compassionate…deeply imagined and accessible to the general reader, focusing on personal and political life in American society.”
Peter Meinke is a professor emeritus at Eckerd College where he served as a professor of literature and creative writing. He is the recipient of numerous poetry awards and holds the Darden Chair in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University in Virginia. He has served as writer-in-residence at University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University of Hawaii. His previous poetry books include Scars, Zinc Fingers, and Liquid Paper.