Michael McGriff

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Michael McGriff at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.

Michael McGriff (born Coos Bay, Oregon) is an American poet.

Life[edit]

McGriff was raised in Coos Bay, Oregon. His work has appeared in Slate, Field, AGNI,[1] The Believer, Missouri Review,[2] and Poetry. He is the founding editor of Tavern Books,[3] a publishing house dedicated to poetry in translation and the revival of out-of-print books.

McGriff's most recent book of poetry, Home Burial[4] (Copper Canyon Press, 2012) chronicles the dissolution of a people and their landscape - the coastal Pacific Northwest.

McGriff currently teaches at the University of Idaho.

Awards[edit]

  • Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University
  • Ruth Lilly Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation
  • Michener Fellowship from the University of Texas at Austin
  • 2007 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, for Dismantling the Hills
  • 2010 Lannan Literary Fellowship
  • 2013 Levis Reading Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University

Works[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

  • Larry Smith, ed. (2005). Family matters: poems of our families. Bottom Dog Press. ISBN 978-0-933087-95-8. 

Translation[edit]

References[edit]

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