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

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.
No meditation on cows and sledgehammers
either, much less a van of college kids

pondering astrology just before, one by one,
they’re pulled behind the sliding tin door
of a killing room under the stairs, resplendent
with an overgrown chicken in a bird cage.
There were bones, yes, and grave-robbing,
even a homemade suit of women’s skin

but the true killer, Ed Gein, acted alone.
His weapon of ...

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