Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best Poetry Books of 2011 - Michael Meyerhofer

Michael Meyerhofer's selections:

About the Dead by Travis Mossotti (Utah State University Press)

Poetry! Poetry! Poetry! by Peter Davis (Bloof Books)

The Book of Men by Dorianne Laux (Norton)

Brushstrokes and Glances by Djelloul Marbrook (Deerbrook Editions)

Illinois, My Apologies by Justin Hamm (Rocksaw Press)

Poems for an Empty Church by Tom Holmes (Palettes and Quills)

Winter’s Journey by Stephen Dobyns (Copper Canyon)

Imaginary Logic by Rodney Jones (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Saint Monica by Mary Biddinger (Black Lawrence Press)

American Busboy by Matthew Guenette (U. of Akron Press)

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Michael Meyerhofer’s third book, Damnatio Memoriae, won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. His previous books are Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books) and Leaving Iowa (winner of the Liam Rector First Book Award). He has also won the James Wright Poetry Award, the Laureate Prize, the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry, the Marjorie J. Wilson Best Poem Contest, and five chapbook prizes. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Arts & Letters, River Styx, Quick Fiction and other journals, and can be read online at He is the Poetry Editor of Atticus Review.

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