Selected Publications & Interviews

(Note: Most of my published writings are not available for free online, but here are a few that are, along with some interviews)

The Ethics of Writing About Others, The Writer’s Chronicle

On Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s The Everglades: River of Grass, Tin House

Robert Lax: Master Minimalist, Poetry

The Story Catcher, Notre Dame Magazine & Utne Reader

A Gyroscope On the Island of Love, Image

Poetic Man of God, Notre Dame Magazine

Goodness Gracious, Notre Dame Magazine

Turning the Jungle Into a Garden, Poets & Writers

When the Greek Islands Were Hospitable to Strangers, The Christian Century

A Way of Seeing, Bearings Online

Brian Doyle and the Language of the Stage, Oregon Arts Watch

The Hidden and the Tangible, Books Combined

Links to many of my theater and book reviews for The Oregonian newspaper

A Look Back at Portland Jazz: When the Joint Was Jumpin’, Oregon History Project

The Vanport Flood and Racial Change in Portland, Oregon History Project


To See the World As It Is: Writing the Life of Robert Lax, Propeller Magazine

Peace Is a Good Thing to Seek, Bearings Online

An Interview with Michael McGregor, University of Portland

Michael McGregor on Craft and Process (audio), Blackbird Studio

On Robert Lax’s Poems (audio), Poetry Magazine podcast

Michael McGregor—Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax (audio), Late Night Library