Welcome

Friends and admirers of the British poet M. A. Griffiths (known on various online poetry venues as Margaret, Maz, and grasshopper) have collected over 300 of her poems for a posthumous collection. Grasshopper: The Poetry of M. A. Griffiths is now available from Arrowhead Press (UK) and Able Muse Press (USA and Canada).

Although she rarely submitted work for publication, Maz had a following of devoted readers who encountered her work on various Internet poetry forums. See the links at right for sample poems and biographical information. You can also find information on the poems (notes, dates, etc.) in the index.

Announcements

2013-09-01: The Norwegian poet Jane Røken has published a tribute poem, inspired by Maz's "Pismire Oration," in the September 2013 issue of Snakeskin (Issue #200).

2013-07-30: You can find poems by Maz in the following anthologies: Ekphrastia Gone Wild: Poems Inspired by Art (Ain't Got No Press, 2013); Filled With Breath: 30 Sonnets by 30 Poets (EXOT Books, 2010); Irresistible Sonnets (Headmistress Press, forthcoming, 2014).

2013-07-13: A tribute to Maz has been published on the Commercial Poetry blog.

2012-03-17: Marybeth Rua-Larsen's review of Grasshopper has been published in New York Quarterly.

2012-03-17: Chris George's review of Grasshopper has been published in Loch Raven Review.

2011-10-19: Ayla Zachary's review of Grasshopper has been published in The Raintown Review (print only). "...the poetry world is richer for its publication"

2011-08-05: Mary Meriam's review of Grasshopper has been published in Street Spirit.

2011-04-24: A reprint of Grasshopper: The Poetry of M. A. Griffiths for distribution in the USA and Canada is now available from Able Muse Press.

2011-03-25: Maryann Corbett's review of Grasshopper has been published in Rattle.

2011-02-22: Ann Drysdale will read the poetry of M.A. Griffiths at the Canford Heath Library on Thursday, 3rd March, 2:00-3:00pm. See the flyer for more details.

2011-02-11: The Times of London has published an article about Maz, written by Simon de Bruxelles, along with one of her poems, "The Alchemist's Omelette." (Admirers rescue internet poet from virtual oblivion after death, p. 21 - available online by subscription)

2011-01-31: Issue 13 of the Shit Creek Review is now online. The issue includes several essays about Maz and her work. In particular, be sure to read "Truth and Fiction in the Poetry of M. A. Griffiths" by Julie Stoner, and listen to the accompanying readings by Ann Drysdale.

2011-01-31: The Wikipedia article on Maz has now been moved to the main area of the site.

2011-01-23: Follow-up article in the Daily Echo: Late poet from Poole gets her work published

2011-01-13: Grasshopper: The Poetry of M. A. Griffiths is now available from Arrowhead Press!

2011-01-06: The book is being printed and should be available by January 22.

2010-12-30: M. A. Griffiths is now in Wikipedia. The page will be moved to the main area of the site once SCR 13 is published (see below) and all the reference links are working.

2010-12-30: Issue 13 of the Shit Creek Review will be dedicated to M. A. Griffiths, with essays by Mike Alexander, David Anthony, Janet Kenny and Julie Stoner. The issue is scheduled for release on February 1, 2011.

2010-11-25: The Pismire Oration has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by The Flea. Read the announcement here.