Michael Meyerhofer

Michael Meyerhofer
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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'. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Arts & Letters, River Styx, North American Review, Green Mountains Review, MARGIE, Southern Poetry Review, Big Muddy, Flyway, Free Lunch, Diagram, and others. He recently won the James Wright Poetry Award, the Laureate Prize, and the Annie Finch Poetry Prize. more »

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  • Susan Liber(10/20/2008 11:24:00 AM)

    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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Best Poem of Michael Meyerhofer

Cardboard Urn

After the funeral, your hair
and skin baked to ash,

your body brought back in a gray box
with a bag of soot inside,

box and bag on a pedestal by the table,
your brother came to see you.

He asked where you were,
and when I said By the table

he thought I said On the table
and he said Here?

peeking under the lid
of an empty drinking cup,

as though we had gone
to the local Kwik Stop

for gas and fountain drinks
then decided what the hell?

and used a cardboard Pepsi cup
for our mother’s urn.

He ...

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