Thursday, September 22, 2011

Upcoming Poetry Reading at St. John Fisher College, October 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

St. John Fisher College
Visual & Performing Arts Minor
proudly presents

Michael Meyerhofer
reading from his newest
chapbook of poems,
Pure Elysium winner of the
2010 Palettes and Quills
Second Biennial Chapbook Contest
selected by Dorianne Laux
Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.
Golisano Gateway Midlevel.
Free and Open to the Public.


Michael Meyerhofer's third book, Damnatio Memoriae, won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. His 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).

He has 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).

Michael Meyerhofer has 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. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Arts & Letters, River Styx, Quick Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and other journals.

He received his BA from the University of Iowa and his MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He currently teaches poetry, creative writing, and composition at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

This reading is funded in part from Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the
New York Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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