Michael Meyerhofer

Fiction Writer, Poet

Author's Bio

I grew up in Iowa where early on, I learned the value of reading books, eavesdropping on conversations, and not getting my hopes up. My third book, Damnatio Memoriae, won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. My previous books are Leaving Iowa (winner of the Liam Rector First Book Award) and Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books, finalist for the Grub Street Book Prize). I've also published five chapbooks: Pure Elysium (winner of the Palettes and Quills Chapbook Contest), The Clay-Shaper's Husband (winner of the Codhill Press Chapbook Award), Real Courage (winner of the Terminus Magazine and Jeanne Duval Editions Poetry Chapbook Prize), The Right Madness of Beggars (winner of the Uccelli Press 3rd Annual Chapbook Competition), and Cardboard Urn (winner of the Copperdome Chapbook Contest). I've also won the Marjorie J. Wilson Best Poem Contest, the Laureate Prize for Poetry, the James Wright Poetry Award, and the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry. My work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Arts & Letters, River Styx, Quick Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and other journals. I also have a fantasy novel, Wytchfire (the first in a series) forthcoming in 2014 from Red Adept Publishing.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Journals:
Absent Willow Review
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Asimov's Sci-Fi Magazine
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Bewildering Stories
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Caesura
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Quick Fiction
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Sentence

Poetry

Anthologies:
Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel (No Tell Motel, 2006)
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Digerati (Three Candles Press, 2006)
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Illuminations: Expressions of the Personal Spiritual Experience (Ten Speed Press, 2006)
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Poetic Voices Without Borders (Gival Press, 2005)
Books:
Damnatio Memoriae (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2011)
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Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books, 2009)
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Leaving Iowa (Briery Creek Press, 2006)
Chapbooks:
Pure Elysium (Palettes & Quills, 2011)
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Real Courage (Jeanne Duval Editions, 2009)
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The Clay-Shaper's Husband (Codhill Press, 2008)
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The Right Madness of Beggars (Uccelli Press, 2006)
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Journals:
African American Review
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American Tanka
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Asimov’s Science Fiction
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Atlanta Review
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Barn Owl Review
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Crab Orchard Review
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Edifice Wrecked
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Free Lunch
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Juked
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Margie
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National Poetry Review
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Pebble Lake Review
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Poetry Midwest
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Poetry Southeast
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Snow Monkey
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Tar Wolf Review
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Tupelo Press Poetry Project (online)
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Verse Daily
Prizes won: 

Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. Brick Road Poetry Press. 2011.
Palettes and Quills 2nd Biennial Chapbook Contest. Palettes and Quills. 2010.
Marjorie J. Wilson Best Poem Contest. MARGIE. 2009.

CONTESTS I’VE WON (continued)

Codhill Press Chapbook Award. Codhill Press. Fall, 2008.
Laureate Prize for Poetry. National Poetry Review. Fall, 2007.
Terminus Magazine and Jeanne Duval Editions Poetry Chapbook Prize. Spring, 2007.
Liam Rector First Book Prize. Briery Creek Press. Fall, 2006.
James Wright Poetry Award. Mid-American Review. Fall, 2006.
Uccelli Press 3rd Annual Chapbook Competition. Uccelli Press. Fall, 2006.
Annie Finch Prize for Poetry. National Poetry Review. Spring, 2006.
Copperdome Chapbook Contest. Southeast Missouri State University. Fall, 2005.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
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Last update: Jul 17, 2013