Poetry. About McGriff's BLACK POSTCARDS, poet John Witte writes "these poems transpire in moonlight, bending but not breaking. Rarely has a writer so thoroughly described the abrasion of his spirit. Childhood, the homeplace, even the lover's body are drawn relentlessly into a maelstrom of injury and loss. And yet the poet is paradoxically astonished by the beauty and grandeur of this damaging life. Verging on dream, McGriff's poems in BLACK POSTCARDS achieve an authentic rural American Surrealism."
Michael McGriff is the co-author, with J.M. Tyree, of the linked story collection OUR SECRET LIFE IN THE MOVIES, which was selected as one of NPR's Best Books of 2014. His poetry collections include Home Burial, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, Dismantling the Hills, BLACK POSTCARDS (Willow Springs Books, 2017) and EARLY HOUR (Copper Canyon Press, 2017). His writing has appeared in the The New York Times, Poetry, Bookforum, The Believer, Tin House, American Poetry Review, and on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and PBS NewsHour. He teaches creative writing at the University of Idaho.Author City: MOSCOW, ID USA