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Michael Meyerhofer

Assistant Professor

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RB 246   Phone: 765-285-8573  

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

I specialize in creative writing (especially poetry) and have been teaching since about 2003. I earned my BA from the University of Iowa and my MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Some of my earliest encounters with poetry included "eastern" poetry forms and aesthetics largely associated with Zen Buddhism. My third book, Damnatio Memoriae (lit. "damned memory"), won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest.  My previous books of poetry are Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books, finalist for the Grub Street Book Prize) and Leaving Iowa (winner of the Liam Rector First Book Award).  I've 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).

Individual poems have 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.  I'm also the Poetry Editor of Atticus Review.  My work has appeared in a number of journals including Ploughshares, Hayden's Ferry Review, North American Review, River Styx, and Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

I also dabble in speculative fiction and Wytchfire, the first book in my new dark fantasy series, was published by Red Adept Publishing. For more information and at least one embarrassing childhood photo, please visit troublewithhammers.com.

Course Schedule
  • Course
    Course
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    No.
    Section
    Section
    Time
    Time
    Days
    Days
    Location
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  • Course
    Intro to Creative Wr
    No.
    285
    Section
    11
    Section
    1000-1050
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    RB 106
  • Course
    Poetry Writing
    No.
    308
    Section
    1
    Section
    1400-1450
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    RB 105
  • Course
    Poetry Writing
    No.
    308
    Section
    2
    Section
    1100-1215
    Days
    T R
    Location
    RB 284
  • Course
    Independent Study in
    No.
    404
    Section
    81
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
  • Course
    Honors Colloquium
    No.
    390N
    Section
    1
    Section
    1500-1550
    Days
    M W F
    Location
    RB 105
  • Course
    Senior Honors Projec
    No.
    499
    Section
    36
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location