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"
"Building the House" and "The Diggers"
Tar Wolf Review:
"Dinner Roll Zen"
"After Watching the Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
"Elegy for Roxana Rivera"