Bernard Grant - Portrait

Work – Bernard Grant

Bernard Grant‘s stories and essays are carefully constructed, his language terse and spare. Phrases like “I saw my father twice,” and “brand new screen door” instantly pull the reader into the world he’s created. He talks with 2015 Writers Program curator Kevin Craft about his craft and how he shapes his text. “When I write I sense a certain rhythm for each line, for each sentence, each paragraph, every part of it.”

Music by St. Helens String Quartet, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.