Date: August 24, 2017 Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Description Join us at BookPeople for the launch of Michael McGriff’s latest collection of poems. A book-length sequence inspired by the Nazi-persecuted German Expressionist painter Karl Hofer’s work, McGriff’s third collection meditates on eros, cosmology, independence, provenance, “occupied territories,” and deviance. Detailed yet indeterminately American landscapes flood with surrealist dream imagery and subtle violence, while the voice of these poems intertwines between the intimately personal and the honestly imagined—all while remaining plainspoken, angular, direct. “It’s [McGriff’s] language that keeps you reading along, transfixed.”—New York Times Book Review “A lyricist at heart, McGriff is a masterful maker of metaphor.” —Third Coast “McGriff’s vivid grit remains hard to gainsay.”—Publishers Weekly Michael McGriff is the author of three books of poetry and an acclaimed collection of short stories, Our Secret Life in the Movies. His writing has appeared in 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 at the University of Idaho.