Contributor Bios

Thomas McGrath

Thomas McGrath, (1916-1990) was an acclaimed American poet. He studied at the University of North Dakota, completed his postgraduate work at Louisiana State University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. He taught at Colby College, in Waterville, Maine and Los Angeles State College from which he was dismissed in connection with his appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Later he taught at North Dakota State University in Fargo. McGrath wrote mainly about his own life and social concerns. His best-known work is probably “Letter to an Imaginary Friend” published in sections between 1957 and 1985. Other works include “The Movie at the End of the World” (1973) and “Passages Toward the Dark” (1982).