Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Conquering Horse, Choruses for the City, and Paradise (all undated) are three of more than a dozen screenplays completed by Thomas McGrath. These are primarily sociopolitical documentaries, written for such noted directors as Mike Cimino. McGrath was the author of two novels—The Gates of Ivory, the Gates of Horn (1957, 1987) and This Coffin Has No Handles (1985, serial; 1988, book)—and completed a number of interviews and brief biographical and nonfiction prose pieces, as well as short literary essays. He helped to found or served as editor of Crazy Horse, Masses and Mainstream, and the California Quarterly.