Michael Meyerhofer

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Biography
Michael Meyerhofer’s book, 'Leaving Iowa', won the Liam Rector First Book Award and is available from
www.amazon.com. His second book, 'Blue Collar Eulogies', is forthcoming from Steel Toe Press. He is also the author of four chapbooks-'Cardboard Urn', 'The Right Madness of Beggars', 'The Clay-Shaper's Husband', and the forthcoming 'Real Courage ...
Popular Poems
1.
Cardboard Urn
After the funeral, your hair
and skin baked to ash,

your body brought back in a gray box
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2.
After Watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
In real life, there was no chainsaw.
Nor was there a blood-sucking grandfather
carried down the stairs in his wheelchair
by a family of bumpkin cannibals.
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3.
Leaving Iowa
Forget the wrestlers with quick-
silver torsos and Spartan shoulders,

the sheen of cornstalks like secrets
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4.
A Knight In Cross-Section
He ends, of course, with armor
like an iron cast of rivets and seams,
the shield hewn from a living tree,
his spear with its phallic handle
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5.
Building The House
With each day, I feel more
the weight of what must be said.
The sentences no poem has touched.
The joy and strife buried in the ground
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Susan Liber 20 October 2008
I read your poem 'Into the Deep' in Asimov's magazine that references the Kingston Trio. I would like to be able to show it on the Kingston Crossroad message board for other Trio fans.
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