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Author: Michael McGriff
Publisher: Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""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 LiteratureMichael McGriff's second full-length collection explores interior landscapes and illustrates life in a rural community in the Pacific Northwest.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael McGriff
ISBN: 9781556593840 1556593848
OCLC Number: 756581365
Notes: "Lannan literary selections."
Description: x, 63 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Kissing Hitler --
New civilian --
Dead man's bells, witches' gloves --
Catfish --
My family history as explained by the south fork of the river --
In February --
New season --
Sunday --
Invocation --
Year of the rat --
Symphony --
To the woman whose waist-long hair lowered itself into my dream for the the third night in a row --
Overhearing two sisters in the empty lot behind the DMV --
Midwinter --
Note left for my former self --
The cow --
All dogs, you said, are descendants of the wolf --
Crows --
Circadian --
Alone in Hell's Canyon --
The line between heaven and earth --
Pipeline --
Above the earth --
Drinking at the Rusted Oyster --
The residence of the night --
The book of hours --
Don't explain --
In the break room --
The light in November --
The garments of the night --
Against my will.
Responsibility: Michael McGriff.

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""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 LiteratureMichael 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."New Civilian"The new law says you can abandon your child in an emergency room, no questions asked. The young father carries the sleeping boy through the hospital doors. Later, alone, parked at the boat basin, he takes a knife from his pocket, cuts an unfiltered cigarette in two, lights the longer half in his mouth. He was a medic in the war. In his basement are five bronze eagles that once adorned the walls of a dictator's palace. Michael McGriff attended the University of Oregon; the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Michener Fellow in creative writing; and Stanford University, where he was a Stegner Fellow. He is the co-founding editor and publisher of Tavern Books and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah."--

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