Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. She is the recipient of fellowships including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony, and the Cave Canem Foundation. Griffiths is the creator and director of P.O.P (Poets on Poetry), a video series of contemporary poets featured by the Academy of American Poets. Her third collection of poetry, Mule & Pear(New Issues Poetry & Prose), was selected for the 2012 Inaugural Poetry Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Currently, Griffiths teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn. Her most recent book is Lighting the Shadow, featured in the video which appears below.
Wendy Chin-Tanner is the author of Turn (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014), which was a finalist in poetry for the Oregon Book Award. Chin-Tanner is also the co-author of American Terrorist (A Wave Blue World), and a founding editor at Kin Poetry Journal, poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown, staff interviewer at Lantern Review, and co-founder at A Wave Blue World.
Ashley Toliver is a 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient, and the author of the chapbook Ideal Machine (Poor Claudia). She is the recipient of a Cave Canem fellowship and a Djerassi Resident Artists Fellowship.
The poets will read and discuss their work. In addition, Wendy Chin-Tanner will interview Rachel Griffiths as part of the evening’s events.
Rachel Griffiths video: