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Radio Free Albion

Tony Trigilio interviews poets about their recently released or forthcoming books. Always informal, each interview is a conversation—two poets talking about the work and play of the creative process, and showcasing some of the most innovative new work in contemporary poetry.

Dec 7, 2012

Michael McColly's recent book is the memoir The After-Death Room (Soft Skull Press), which chronicles his journey through several countries affected by the AIDS epidemic -- South Africa, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Senegal, and the United States. The After-Death Room won the 2007 Lambda Award for Best Spiritual Writing. Michael holds an M.A. in religious studies from University of Chicago and an M.F.A. from the University of Washington. He teaches creative writing in the B.A. and M.F.A. programs at Columbia College Chicago and Northwestern University. His website is