Grady’s first publications were his poems “Ballet Sol” and “The Parish Parson” in the July 1944 issue of Fantasia magazine.

Grady published his poem or song “The Combat Engineer” in The Military Engineer (magazine), March 1944, Vol. XXXVI No. 221.

Just after World War II, Grady’s poem “Ah Hell” was published in an undated issue of Nepenthe.

Grady publishd his poem “The Cyclops” in the Spring 1946 University of California, Berkeley literary magazine The Occident.