blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2014  Vol. 13  No. 1
Michael McGriff

Michael McGriff is the author of two books of poetry, Home Burial (Copper Canyon Press, 2012) and Dismantling the Hills (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008). He is the editor of an edition of David Wevill’s work, To Build My Shadow a Fire (Truman State University Press, 2010) and the co-translator, with Mikaela Grassl, of Tomas Tranströmer’s The Sorrow Gondola (Green Integer Books, 2010). His poetry, translations, and essays have appeared in Tin House, BookforumPBS NewsHourNarrative, the Believer, and elsewhere. He was the recipient of a 2010 Lannan Literary Fellowship, a 2009 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Stegner Fellowship. McGriff is the founding editor of Tavern Books, a publishing house devoted to poetry in translation and the revival of out-of-print books.  end

Photo by David Newkirk, 2010