“The threats beneath attractive surfaces and the uncertain security of the outwardly contented are topics rarely treated in poems as healthy as Meinke's; his voice is knowledgeable and reassuring.”—Poetry
"Meinke is a skilled craftsman. He is especially adept at building to a strong ending or the ending that shies the poem into an unexpected, but perfect place. He also has the most endearing sense of humopr, the ability to laugh at himself." —Judith Hemschmeyer
"Like Whitman, who claimed that the smallest sprout of grass 'Shows there is really no death,' Meinke is at heart a celebrator of a vital and joyous existence."
—The Nashville Tennessean
"If you are one of the millions who is bored, perplexed or overawed by contemporary poetry, do the muse, and yourself, a favor: Buy and read Peter Meinke's new book." —The St. Petersburg Times