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Peter Meinke has published fifteen books of poetry. His poems have received the Olivet and Paumanok Awards; The Emily Dickinson, Gustav Davidson, and Lucille Medwick prizes from the Poetry Society of America; and two NEA Fellowships in Poetry.

His collection of stories, The Piano Tuner, won the 1986 Flannery O'Connor Award. His stories have been included in The O'Henry Awards, Best American Short Stories, the 2003 Best Stories of the South, and have won three awards from PEN.

He taught at Eckerd College for 27 years, and has been writer-in-residence at various colleges and universities. He has lived in the Driftwood area of St. Petersburg with his wife, the artist Jeanne Clark, for over 40 years.

 UNHEARD MUSIC and Other Stories (Jefferson Press, 2007)
THE CONTRACTED WORLD: New & More Selected Poems (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006)
 ZINC FINGERS: Poems A to Z (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000)  

THE SHAPE OF POETRY: A Practical Guide to Writing Poetry (The Writer, Inc, 1999. Jefferson Press, 2007)

 SCARS (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996)  
THE PIANO TUNER: Stories (University of Georgia Press, 1994)
LIQUID PAPER (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1992)
NIGHT WATCH ON THE CHESAPEAKE (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987)

UNDERNEATH THE LANTERN (Heatherstone Press, 1986)


TRYING TO SURPISE GOD (Pittsburgh University Press, 1981)