Poetry. Prose poems...or short shorts? Grafton's writing is a hybrid style distinguished by sensate labyrinthine takes on life that are powered by reversals that drop the bottom out and fragment combinations that contain complete scenarios. These prose poem short shorts are language-driven, glints of narrative delivering irony both witty and dark.
Grace Marie Grafton's poems have won prizes from Bellingham Review, Coracle, Nimrod, Poetic Matrix Press and PEN Women/Nob Hill Branch. She is the author of WHIMSY, RETICENCE & LAUD: UNRULY SONNETS, OTHER CLUES, Zero, and Visiting Sisters. She earned a BA from UC Berkeley and an MA from New York University, Manhattan. She has taught for many years in the CA Poets in The Schools program. For her teaching work, she has received numerous CA Arts Council Artist in Residence grants. Grace lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and extended family.
Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA