Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. She is the recipient of fellowships including the Cave Canem Foundation, Millay Colony, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her visual and literary work has appeared widely. 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.
This month World Above Free Poetry Nights continues its new format with host Ben Heins. We’ll start the evening with our usual Open Mic, and participants will read one poem (and only one poem) that is less than two minutes long. We’ll have our break just before 8pm, and we’ll return to a free take-home writing prompt, introduced by the host or the prompt author. Then, the featured poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths will read.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at Dante Hall on Wednesday, March 25th at 7pm.