Lucky Bones (Pitt Poetry Series) (Paperback)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822963103, 96pp.
Publication Date: August 6, 2014
Consisting of over sixty new poems, the book begins with a house-shaped poem about a family in a beloved old home, and then moves out into the world with poems about a fire-bug, drive-by shootings, and the often violent human condition before circling back to the home and a final epitaph. A clear-eyed feeling of loss permeates Lucky Bones, but not despair: in the midst of conflict, Meinke’s world is full of wonder, and wonderful people.
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Praise For Lucky Bones (Pitt Poetry Series)…
—Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama, 2003-2012
“There is a little of the Ancient Mariner in the tenacity and urgency with which Peter Meinke addresses his readers. These poems get hold of us by the coat lapels and when they release us we are delighted, shaken, and considerably wiser.”
—Ted Kooser, on Scars
—Colette Bancroft, on Unheard Music
—Bookshelf, on The Contracted World
“Lucky Bones, quantifies the passionate nature of interior intensity and hell-bent fervor by eviscerating a cosen set of targets inhabiting this vale of tears that we call life. Many of his poetic commentaries Meinke delivers in fromalist verse with a cunning dry wit that both elucidates and cautions.”
—Fox Chase Review