As part of her Georgia Poetry Circuit tour, poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths will give a reading at the opening reception of The Georgia Review’s “Storytelling” exhibition. Griffiths is the author of four books of poetry, including the recently released Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books). Her work appeared in the first ever poetry edition of Oprah’s O Magazine and has been published in American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Los Angeles Review of Books, the New York Times, Poets & Writers, and many other places. Widely known for her literary portraits, fine art photography, and lyric videos, Griffiths recently completed her first extensive video project, P.O.P (Poets on Poetry), an intimate series of micro-interviews gathering nearly 100 contemporary poets in conversation and featured online at the Academy of American Poets’ website. A Cave Canem and Kimbilio Fellow, she is also the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, The Millay Colony, and others. Currently, Griffiths teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Please also join us for a Q&A with Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the same day at 3 pm in the Park Hall Library on the UGA campus.