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.”

 

Publications:

Online samples of his work can be found at:

http://killingthebuddha.com/author/davidgriffith/

http://www.bookslut.com/nonfiction/2010_02_015765.php

http://themammothjournal.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/allegorical-frieze/

http://www.utne.com/2007-01-01/AnOrchestratedAttack.aspx

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/goodletters/author/davidgriffith/

Book:

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