Michael Meyerhofer

Michael Meyerhofer (Fiction, Poetry) | Fresno, CA

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Michael Meyerhofer is the author of four poetry books (most recently What To Do If You’re Buried Alive) and a fantasy series (beginning with the award-winning novel, Wytchfire). He was been the recipient of eleven national writing awards, including the James Wright Poetry Award, the Liam Rector First Book Prize, and the Whirling Prize. An experienced creative writing professor and generally nice human being, he’s always happy to discuss either genre with aspiring writers and fellow booknerds.


Kingsteel (Red Adept Publishing, 2015). The Dragonkin Trilogy Book 3. Fiction. Fantasy.
Knightswrath (Red Adept Publishing, 2015). The Dragonkin Trilogy. Book 2. Fiction. Fantasy.
Wytchfire (Red Adept Publishing, 2014). The Dragonkin Trilogy. Book 1. Fiction. Fantasy.

What to do If You’re Buried Alive (Split Lip Press, 2015). Poetry.
Damnatio Memoriae (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2011). Poetry.
Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books., 2009). Poetry.

Leaving Iowa (Briery Creek Press, 2007). Poetry.

Press & Reviews

“Michael Meyerhofer is the master of the twist, the patron saint of lines embodying equal parts comedy and poignancy.”
-Mary Biddinger, author of Prairie Fever

“Michael Meyerhofer takes us with him everywhere he goes, from the back rooms of hash-slingers to the Star of Africa…I like these poems, kinetic and half-crazed, they remind me that poetry is an explosion, that energy plus mass equals a dark magic.”
-Dorianne Laux, author of The Book of Men

“I will read every word he writes until I can read no more.”
-Thomas Lux, author of The Cradle Place

“Inquisitive and insightful, the poems of Michael Meyerhofer aren’t afraid to go to those weird places other poets fear or dismiss.”
-Allison Joseph, author of My Father’s Kites

“…Meyerhofer is always the poet who sees what we don’t want to see precisely when we least want to see it. If there is a thing to be said that decorum would rather skirt, he is going to say it, and yet, curiously, he is not a poet you have to be up to. He comes upon you like weather.”
-Djelloul Marbrook, author of Far From Algiers

“Meyerhofer continues with his superb writing… Every twist, every meeting has implications of something bigger and greater to come. That’s what kept the book entertaining and had me reading vigorously until the end.”
Big Al’s Books & Pals

This book was amazing, and if I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. I can’t wait to see where this story goes and how the trilogy is concluded. Hurry up, Mr. Meyerhofer. I NEED book number three.
The Gal in the Blue Mask

“Meyerhofer has the inner resources and the craft to address worlds imagined and ideal, but he insists on writing chiefly of this one, and he does it fearlessly, masking neither warmth nor anger… He reminds me of a young James Wright. He reveals the heart as do few other poets who have suffered an education.”
-Rodney Jones, author of Salvation Blues

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