David Griffith

New Generations in Dialogue Participant

David Griffith, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of English
Sweet Briar College

“I am the author of A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America, a meditation on media violence occasioned by the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.  I teach at Sweet Briar College and live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains with my wife, the author Jessica Mesman Griffith, and our two children.  I am finishing my second book, Pyramid Scheme: Making Art and Being Broke in America, a hybrid of memoir and critical essay about the connections between poverty and artistry.  I blog at http://davidgriffith.tumblr.com.

“I want to participate in the GID program in order to deepen my thinking on the idea of art as vocation, one of the central tensions in my book manuscript.”



Online samples of his work can be found at:







A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America (Soft Skull Press, 2006)

Essays, review, fiction in Virginia Living Magazine, Image, The Merton Seasonal, Utne Reader, The New Yinzer