Join us for an evening with writers Malachi Black and Michael McGriff.
Malachi Black (above left) is the author of the poetry collection Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), and two limited edition chapbooks: Quarantine (Argos Books, 2012) and Echolocation (Float Press, 2010). Black’s poems appear or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, AGNI, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, and The Southern Review, among many other journals, and in several recent and forthcoming anthologies, including Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review; Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry, and The Poet’s Quest for God. The recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship (awarded by the Poetry Foundation in conjunction with Poetry magazine), Black has since been granted fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Emory University, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, UT-Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, the University of Utah, and Yaddo. Black was the subject of an Emerging Poet profile in the Academy of American Poets’ American Poet magazine, and his work has several times been set to music and has been featured in exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. Black is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego.
Michael McGriff (above right) was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon. His books include Our Secret Life in the Movies (with J. M. Tyree), Home Burial, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice selection, Dismantling the Hills, a translation of Tomas Tranströmer’s The Sorrow Gondola, and an edition of David Wevill’s essential writing, To Build My Shadow a Fire. His writing has appeared in Bookforum, Tin House, The Believer, PBS NewsHour, and Narrative. He is a former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and his work has been recognized with a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. From 2009-2014 he served as editor and publisher at Tavern Books. He lives in Austin, Texas.