Professor McGrath, the Philip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing and a professor of English at Florida International University, is the author of 15 works of poetry including Road Atlas; Florida Poems; Pax Atomica; Seven Notebooks; Shannon: A Poem of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century, and, most recently, Nouns & Verbs: New and Selected Poems. He has received numerous prestigious awards for his poetry, including a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” the Kinglsley Tufts Poetry Award, Rockefeller Foundation, United States Artists, Library of Congress and a Guggenheim Fellowship. McGrath has been published in the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, the Paris Review, the New Yorker, Poetry, and Ploughshares, among other prominent publications, and his poetry is represented in dozens of anthologies.
Professor McGrath is a poet with a broad interest in American history and culture. Creative Writing