Poetry. Almost immediately after the death of poet Margaret Ann Griffiths was announced on the website Eratosphere, poets from all over the English-speaking world, from London, Derby, Scotland, Wales, Queensland, New South Wales, Massachusetts, New York, Minnesota, Missouri, Maryland, California and Texas collected her work for this publication. The intention was to preserve her work, which previously was scattered around the Internet in dozens of different locations. GRASSHOPPER: THE POETRY OF M A GRIFFITHS is intended as an archive of Margaret's work and contains 316 poems, some scraps, some work in progress, but mainly finished poems. First published by Arrowhead Press in the UK in January, 2011 and reprinted by Able Muse Press in the US in April, 2011, the book now resides in the National Archive at the British Library and in the main Copyright Libraries.
|Publisher:||Able Muse Press|
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About the Author
Margaret Ann Griffiths was born in London in 1947. Rather than seek publication through traditional channels, she was content to share her work with fellow poets on various Internet forums. On the rare occasions that she submitted work for publication, it was typically to online venues. Also known by the Internet pseudonyms 'Grasshopper' and 'Maz', she began posting her poetry online in 2001. During the mid-2000s she worked from home, running a small Internet-based business, and edited the Poetry Worm, a monthly periodical distributed by email. In 2008, she was a Guest Poet on the Academy of American Poets website, where she was hailed as "one of the up-and-coming poets of our time". Her death in 2009 inspired poets from London, Derby, Scotland, Wales, Queensland, New South Wales, Massachusetts, New York, Minnesota, Missouri, Maryland, California and Texas to collect her work in what would eventually become GRASSHOPPER: THE POETRY OF M A GRIFFITHS (Able Muse Press, 2011).