Michael McGriff

Michael McGriff (Spring 2015, Fall 2013), a distinguished alum of the MCW, is the author of two volumes of his own poetry, Dismantling the Hills, winner of the 2007 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize of the University of Pittsburgh Press, and Home Burial, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2012.  He has also edited the collected works of his former UT professor and mentor David Wevill, To Build My Shadow a Fire (Truman State Univ Press, 2009), and translated the work of Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, The Sorrow Gondola (Green Integer, 2009.  His many honors include the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a 2010 Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and support from the National Arts Endowment.  He is founding editor and publisher, with Carl Adamshick, of Tavern Books, in Portland, Oregon.  His newest book is a collaboration with J.M. Tyree, Our Secret Life in the Movies, out in Fall 2014 from A Strange Object.