RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. Her forthcoming collection of poetry, Lighting the Shadow, will be published by Four Way Books in 2015. Griffiths is the recipient of fellowships including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony, and the Cave Canem Foundation. Her visual and literary work has appeared widely. She 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.