Michael Meyerhofer

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Writer
Location Muncie, Indiana
Introduction My second book, Blue Collar Eulogies, was published by Steel Toe Books. My first, Leaving Iowa, won the Liam Rector First Book Award from Briery Creek Press. Both are available now on Amazon. I've been lucky enough to win the Marjorie J. Wilson Poetry Award (judged by Sherman Alexie), the James Wright Poetry Award (judged by Rafael Campo), the Annie Finch Poetry Prize (judged by Bob Hicok), the Laureate Prize (judged by C.J. Sage), and second place in the Fugue Poetry Contest (judged by Campbell McGrath), plus four chapbook contests. I'm a Leo, which means my parents probably had sex sometime in November of 1976.
Interests Poetry, sci-fi, weight-lifting, boxing, watching documentaries, and collecting sharp objects.
Favorite Books Haywire by George Bilgere, The Catcher in the Rye, Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, J. D. Salinger, The Night in Question by Tobias Wolff, 1984 - George Orwell, Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway, Lightning, Billy Collins, Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson, The Collected Poems of Walt Whitman, Anne Sexton, Fernando Pessoa, D. H. Lawrence, Tender Hooks by Beth Ann Fennelly, Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke, Siddhartha, Hermann Hess, The Lords of Discipline, Pat Conroy, Terry Brooks, Lloyd Alexander, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King