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Michael McGriff
Copper Canyon Press

Michael McGriff’s second full-length collection explores interior landscapes and illustrates life in a rural community in the Pacific Northwest. Whether tender or hard-hitting, McGriff juxtaposes natural images of deep forests, creeks, coyotes, and crows against the harsher oil-grease realities of blue-collar life, creating poems that read like folk tales about the people working in grain mills, forests, and factories.


“A lyricist at heart, McGriff is a masterful maker of metaphor.”—Third Coast

“There is majestic beauty in these descriptions, and it is clear that McGriff honors this place as a place—not as mere setting, but as a distinct element of his verse.”—Gently Read Literature