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Michael Meyerhofer

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I'm the author of the Dragonkin Trilogy, a dark/epic fantasy series. The first book, WYTCHFIRE, also won the Whirling Prize and was a Readers Choice nomination by Big Al's Books and Pals. The sequels, KNIGHTSWRATH and KINGSTEEL, are both available now, as well, with an additional series in the works.

I've also published a few poetry books. My latest is WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE BURIED ALIVE. Previous poetry books are DAMNATIO MEMORIAE (lit. "damned memory", winner of the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest), BLUE COLLAR EULOGIES (Steel Toe Books), and LEAVING IOWA (winner of the Liam Rector First Book Award). I was also happy to have my poem, "For My Brother," featured in Goodreads' June 2014 newsletter. For more information and at least one embarras

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Blue Collar Eulogies

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Leaving Iowa

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Damnatio Memoriae

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Pure Elysium

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Excerpts of Reviews

Hi, folks. I was just putting together some promotional materials and I thought I'd share some excerpts of book reviews. These are for WYTCHFIRE, my debut fantasy novel. I hope you'll check it out!


"Meyerhofer's literary expertise and colorful world-building make his characters leap off the page, pulling you into the story from the start… congratulations, Mr. Meyerhofer, on being the recipient... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 16, 2014 15:05 Tags: fantasy, reviews
Wytchfire Knightswrath Kingsteel
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The Dragonward The Wintersea The Undergod
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Ode to Dogs (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 06, 2016 01:19PM
KNIGHTSWRATH, Prologue (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 14, 2015 05:58PM
Description: I'm very pleased to share his excerpt from Knightswrath, the highly anticipated second book in my award-winning dark fantasy trilogy!
WYTCHFIRE, First Chapter (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:39PM
Description: Here's an excerpt of my fantasy novel, WYTCHFIRE, Book I in a trilogy. Enjoy!
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 03, 2014 02:13PM
Description: Winner of the Goodreads Poetry Contest, June 2014
The Wintersea
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" Hi, everyone. Just wanted to say that for the next few days, the Kindle version of my third poetry book, Damnatio Memoriae ("damned memory"), winner o ...more "
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Once a year I seek you out,
find you willing but unimpressed
by my smile and touch
with their sense of capitalist entitlement,
their f
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I remember how her mouth lay open:
eyes drooped like a sack of kittens,
jaw slack though not quite in horror, more
like a kind of pre-biblical
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Back in the days of bone-trowels and stone-tipped spears,
everybody had brown eyes
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" Machismo


In college, I had a crush on a dark-haired beauty
whose name I don’t remember, who I never talked to

except one night when she stepped off t
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“It seems we’ve left skin
in each other’s lungs. I should have

looked under your bed skirt
for my wallet, but how

could credit cards compare
to the sneeze after we’ve parted?

Gone and still you make me
reach for a tissue—still my palms

turn circles in the red
breakwater of your heartbeat.

I want to tell you, I have nothing
but respect for your ribcage

now that we both know
it’s not big enough to hold us.”
Michael Meyerhofer

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