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In 1997 Grover decided to leave Florida and move to Los Angeles. He packed everything in his car and drove coast to coast in three days straight across I-10. Upon arriving in L.A. Grover was introduced to slam and the performance aspect of poetry. He quickly found [[Larry Jaffe]]'s Poetic License reading which was in Pasadena at the time. With all of the talent around him he decided he had to get real good real fast. Right after the reading had moved to The Moon Dog Cafe in Hollywood Grover had earned his first feature there. He was featuring with a pretty well known poet in the area at the time so he read first. After he read she threw her hands in the air and said, "How can I follow that?" and walked out. In 2000 Grover left L.A.. He went back to Florida for a while. Jaffe had trained him how to host a reading, and he hosted a couple of little things but it was still a cultural wasteland.
In 1997 Grover decided to leave Florida and move to Los Angeles. He packed everything in his car and drove coast to coast in three days straight across I-10. Upon arriving in L.A. Grover was introduced to slam and the performance aspect of poetry. He quickly found [[Larry Jaffe]]'s Poetic License reading which was in Pasadena at the time. With all of the talent around him he decided he had to get real good real fast. Right after the reading had moved to The Moon Dog Cafe in Hollywood Grover had earned his first feature there. He was featuring with a pretty well known poet in the area at the time so he read first. After he read she threw her hands in the air and said, "How can I follow that?" and walked out. In 2000 Grover left L.A.. He went back to Florida for a while. Jaffe had trained him how to host a reading, and he hosted a couple of little things but it was still a cultural wasteland.
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In 2003 Grover moved to Philadelphia. He founded the Uni-Verse-All Voices reading with [[Natalie Felix]]. This reading started out at The Five Spot, and ended up at the Friends Meeting House. In 2006 Grover started www.covertpoetics.com with [[Devin D'Andrea]] and [[Gil Marder]].  
In 2003 Grover moved to Philadelphia. He founded the Uni-Verse-All Voices reading with [[Natalie Felix]]. This reading started out at The Five Spot, and ended up at the Friends Meeting House. In 2006 Grover started www.covertpoetics.com with [[Devin D'Andrea]] and [[Gil Marder]].  
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In 2006 Grover moved back to Florida and went to college. While there he hosted a monthly reading at a coffee shop in Port Saint Lucie. In 2007 he started Covert Press.
In 2006 Grover moved back to Florida and went to college. While there he hosted a monthly reading at a coffee shop in Port Saint Lucie. In 2007 he started Covert Press.
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Just about right away after moving into the arts center Grover and Dorsey took over the reading that was held every Tuesday night at the arts center, and started bringing monthly features in. Some local some from out of town. They ran that reading for two years before giving it up. At the time they gave up the reading they started hosting a monthly reading at the Ground Level Coffee House which they still host to this day.
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Just about right away after moving into the arts center Grover and Dorsey took over the reading that was held every Tuesday night at the arts center, and started bringing monthly features in. Some local some from out of town. They ran that reading for two years before giving it up. At the time they gave up the reading they started hosting a monthly reading at the Ground Level Coffee House.
    
    
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Since moving to Ohio Grover has continued to perfom in festivals such as [[Zygote In My City]], and [[Snowetry]]. In May of 2010 Grover was named head poetry editor of Red Fez Publications.<ref>http://www.examiner.com/x-42764-Toledo-Poetry-Examiner~y2010m7d6-Help-Michael-Grover-make-Red-Fez-Entertainment-red-hot-this-August</ref> Grover's poetry has appeared all over the literary underground in places like [[Cause & Effect]], [[Citizen 32]], [[Alphabeat Soup]], [[The San Gabriel Poetry Quarterly]], [[Mad Poets Review]], Philadelphia Poets and the anthologies One Drop: To Be The Color Black, West Memphis Witchhunt, and My Time: The Lunch Break Book and online including  
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While living in Ohio Grover continued to perform in festivals such as [[Zygote In My City]], and [[Snowetry]], hosting readings and festivals in Philadelphia and Toledo. In May of 2010 Grover was named head poetry editor of Red Fez Publications.<ref>http://www.examiner.com/x-42764-Toledo-Poetry-Examiner~y2010m7d6-Help-Michael-Grover-make-Red-Fez-Entertainment-red-hot-this-August</ref> He was instrumental in bringing the legendary "[[Zygote in my Fez]]" reading to Collingwood.
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Grover's poetry has appeared all over the literary underground in places like [[Cause & Effect]], [[Citizen 32]], [[Alphabeat Soup]], [[The San Gabriel Poetry Quarterly]], [[Mad Poets Review]], Philadelphia Poets and the anthologies One Drop: To Be The Color Black, West Memphis Witchhunt, and My Time: The Lunch Break Book and online including  
www.saintvituspress.com, www.outsiderwriters.org, www.getunderground.com, www.dyingwriters.com, [[decomP Magazine|DecomP Literary Magazine]], [[Zygote In My Coffee]], Redfez.net, [[Whirlygigzine]], and [[Beat The Dust]].
www.saintvituspress.com, www.outsiderwriters.org, www.getunderground.com, www.dyingwriters.com, [[decomP Magazine|DecomP Literary Magazine]], [[Zygote In My Coffee]], Redfez.net, [[Whirlygigzine]], and [[Beat The Dust]].
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He has published over a dozen chapbooks of poetry and his first collection is coming out soon. In 2015 Michael published his first novel Lockwood/The Wolves Of Lockwood. In the year 2018 Grover has plans to bring back Covert Press which is currently on hiatus. Cockelbur Press plans to start publishing his epic poem Confessions Of An American Outlaw.
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In 2015 Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Michael currently lives in the woods of Bronson, Florida if you can find him.
==Books==
==Books==

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