Dusty Grein is the Managing Editor of Rhetoric Askew—a small press publishing company—as well as a graphics designer, author, and poet. Originally from Federal Way, Washington, he is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest.

His critically acclaimed novel, The Sleeping Giant, is available in print and as a Kindle Select title. His shorter works and award-winning poetry have been published in several collections, including Chicken Soup for the Soul, OWS Inked and The Quarterday Review.

An ACP certified poet and self-proclaimed neo-classicist, his poetic focus is on keeping metered poetry fresh and alive–both the classic forms of yesterday and the newest ones of today. He is a consulting editor for the Quarterday Review and a contributing member of The Society of Classical Poets. Several of his how-to essays on writing classical poetry are available online.

His blog, From Grandpa’s Heart… is followed by fans around the world.


Dusty Grein Poetry and Prose Published by the Society

‘White Wolf, Black Wolf: A Cherokee Story’ and Other Poetry by Dusty Grein

Ten of the Best Poems by Robert Frost (that you’ve probably never read)

‘Sweet Recollections’ and Other Poetry by Dusty Grein

‘Ode to a Soldier’s Wife’ by Dusty Grein

‘The Price’ and Other Poetry by Dusty Grein

How to Write a Villanelle (with Examples)