Cardboard Urn

 
 


Poems by Michael Meyerhofer

Publication: 2005
Pages: 40
Chapbook Size: 5.5 x 8.5


Chapbook, $5
ISBN 10: 0-9760413-2-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-9760413-2-0

 

2005 Winner of the Copperdome Poetry Chapbook Contest


 

"Inquisitive and insightful, the poems of Michael Meyerhofer aren't afraid to go to those weird places other poets fear or dismiss. There's equal parts humor and pathos in this poet, and he brings us poems that regard the world with a certain lyric skepticism that, nonetheless, wants to believe in all those old-fashioned ancient truths—beauty, harmony, peace. Meyerhofer's poems are much more durable than the 'Cardboard Urn' of this collection's title poem—they are resilent, incisive, and ultimately, redemptive."

—Allison Joseph, poet
 


Acknowledgements from this collection:

Southern Poetry Review: "Death, The First Time" and "The First Expedition"

Ink Pot: "Building the House" and "The Diggers"

Chiron Review: "Cardboard Urn"

Tar Wolf Review: "Dinner Roll Zen"

Margie: "After Watching the Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

Diagram: "Elegy for Roxana Rivera"


Michael Meyerhofer is currently working on an MFA at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was nominated for a Pushcart in 2003, and was recently a finalist for the James Wright Poetry Award.