Mariela Griffor

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Mariela Griffor
Mariela Griffor.jpg
Born (1961-09-29) September 29, 1961 (age 54)
Concepción, Chile
Nationality Chile
Occupation Poet, translator
Known for Poetry, publisher

Mariela Griffor (born September 29, 1961, Concepcion, Chile), is a poet, editor, publisher and diplomat. She is author of three poetry collections, Exiliana, House and most recently, The Psychiatrist (Eyewear Publishing, 2013), and has had her poems and translations published in many literary journals and magazines including Poetry International, Washington Square Review , Texas Poetry Review, and Éditions d'art Le Sabord, in anthologies including Poetry in Michigan / Michigan in Poetry, from New Issues Press.

Early life[edit]

Griffor was born in Concepción, Chile.[1][2] She attended the University of Santiago[2] and the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.[3] She left Chile for an involuntary exile in Sweden in 1985.[1][4] Griffor holds a B.A in Journalism from Wayne State University and a M.F.A in Creative Writing from New England College.[3] She and her American husband returned to the United States in 1998 with their two daughters.[2][4] They live in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.[2][4]


Griffor is co-founder of the institute for Creative Writers at Wayne State University and Publisher of Marick Press.[2][4] Her work has appeared in Passages North, Cerise Press, Washington Square Review, Texas Poetry Review and many others.[3] She is the author of Exiliana (Luna Publications) and House (Mayapple Press).[5] Her latest publication is The Psychiatrist (Eyewear Publishing).

Griffor writes about her homeland of Chile, and her immigrant experiences as an exile in Sweden and the United States.[4][6]





  1. ^ a b Kaminsky, Ilya. "Exiliana". Raven Chronicles. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e McMacken, Heather. "Mariela Griffor -- Marick Press' Founder's Remarkable Life". The Detroiter. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Exiliana by Mariela Griffor". CutBank Reviews. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Aart, Greta; Mariela Griffor. "Seeking a New You: Speaking with Mariela Griffor". Cerise Press. Cerise Press. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Mariela Griffor". Small Press Distribution. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Maxwell-Snyder, Hope. "The Language of Loss by Mariela Griffor". The Montserrat Review. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

External links[edit]


Reviews of books

1. Exiliana •

2. House

3. The Psychiatrist

4. Ma Demeure Brule ( House, French edition)

5. Il rumore della pioggia nel Michigan

6. Heartland

7. Poemas Militantes (Trans)

8. ANTHOLOGY OF CHILEAN WRITERS: Poetry International (Editor)

9. ANTHOLOGY: WORKING WORDS: Punching the clock and kicking out the jams (Contributor as poet and translator)

10. ANTHOLOGY: Poetry in Michigan/Michigan Poetry ( Contributor as poet)

11. DETROIT ANTHOLOGY ( Contributor as essayist)

12. TYGERBURNING Literary Journal ( Founder)

13. TYGERBURNING Literary Journal ( Founder)

14. Resolana ( Poetry Collection in Spanish)

Marks, Camilo. "Resolana/Sunspots by Mariela Griffor". Web del Sol.

Etcheverry, Jorge. "En torno a un libro de Mariela Griffor". (in Spanish).

15. Sunspots and other poems ( Bilingual collection, Spanish & English)

16. House in Chinese (China)

17. House (Bilingual edition in US)

Reviews and publications of individual poems

1. Poems Curls and Prologue in Cerise Press: 2. Cimarron Review:

3. Texas Poetry Review:

4. Poem: Poem Without a Number: House

5. Poem Wings, Clarification and Ether in ithacalit:

6. Poems Boys and Prayer to a farm worker: Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams 7. Poem The Sonnets of the Death 8. Poem Chiloe Island 9. Poem Crisis 10. Five poems: 11. Poem Code Names 12. Poem The Year of the Plague 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Translations: 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.