Michael McGriff was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon. He is the author of two poetry collections, Dismantling the Hills(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008) and Home Burial (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). His other books include a translation ofTomas Tranströmer’s The Sorrow Gondola (Green Integer, 2010) and an edition of David Wevill’s essential works, To Build My Shadow a Fire: The Poetry and Translations of David Wevill(Truman State University Press, 2010). He has received a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Michener Fellowship, NEA grant, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He is the co-founder of Tavern Books, a press dedicated to reviving out-of-print poetry collections with an emphasis on poetry in translation.