Thursday, August 9, 2012

From the Review Pile (14)

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday. The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review. (or any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

Today I am showcasing Blue Collar Eulogies by Michael Meyerhofer, a poetry book.


Blue Collar Eulogies

Synopsis

Blue Collar Eulogies is the second full-length book of poems by Michael Meyerhofer, the award-winning author of Leaving Iowa. Poet Dorianne Laux says, Michael Meyerhofer takes us with him everywhere he goes, from the back rooms of hash-slingers to the Star of Africa. He weighs a whale's brain and imagines the cattle-dark eyes of Neanderthals. I like these poems, kinetic and half-crazed, they remind me that poetry is an explosion, that energy plus mass equals a dark magic.

Paperback: 100 pages

  • Publisher: Steel Toe Books (April 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982416903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982416907

5 comments:

starryeyedjen said...

Hmm...I don't read enough poetry. Might have to pick this one up. Thanks for sharing!

Sherri Phennicie said...

Hi! As you probably know, poems are good to read; dissolves us of our daily stress. Thanks for sharing!

Here's mine: http://fiktishuhs.blogspot.com/2012/08/get-off-shelf-thief-of-nightshade.html

Alyce said...

What an interesting title - I hadn't heard of this one before.

C.J. Listro said...

It's nice to see bloggers reviewing poems! I love a good poem one in a while (I actually have a meme dedicated to favorite poems, on Fridays!) and I don't read modern poetry nearly enough.

C.J.
cjlistro.blogspot.com

kimbacaffeinate said...

I need to try and read more poetry, i enjoy them when i do.