Michael Meyerhofer

Michael Meyerhofer’s third book, Damnatio Memoriae, won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. His previous books are Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books) and Leaving Iowa (winner of the Liam Rector First Book Award). He has also won the James Wright Poetry Award, the Laureate Prize, the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry, the Marjorie J. Wilson Best Poem Contest, and five chapbook prizes. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Arts & Letters, River Styx, Quick Fiction and other journals, and can be read online at www.troublewithhammers.com. He is the Poetry Editor of Atticus Review.


For My Brother by Michael Meyerhofer

    I. Again I return to that leaning barn of whitewash and wind-warped rafters, weathervane that never spun, rim-rust that rejected our free-throws and hovered, a ratty halo, over the tenuous forts of February— so much repacked snowmelt shadowed by that squatters’ shack where they fought over how long […]