Michael Grumley (July 6, 1942 – April 28, 1988) was an American writer and artist.
Grumley was born in Bettendorf, Iowa. He attended the University of Denver, the City College of New York and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop  Grumley received a B.S. Degree with a major in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on June 7, 1964.
He was a founding member of The Violet Quill. His partner, another founding member of the Quill, was Robert Ferro. He wrote a regularly appearing column Uptown for the New York Native. Grumley and Ferro are buried together under the Ferro-Grumley memorial in Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, New York.
Books in order of publication:
|Atlantis : the autobiography of a search.||1970|
|There are giants in the earth||1974|
|Hard corps: studies in leather and sadomasochism||1977|
|After midnight: the world of the people who live and work at night||1978|
|Life drawing : a novel||1991|