Rachel Eliza Griffiths Poetry & Photography

www.rachelelizagriffiths.com
“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”  - Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away.”  - Frida Kahlo

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Support Poetry! Please join us!

Just.Because.

Just.Because.

This was a fantastic conversation, “Poetic Explorations” with fellow poets at the 2013 Poets Forum at the New School in NYC. 
Here’s a clip discussing some of my influences and the process in writing some of the poems in my last collection, Mule & Pear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haQ_hYQ_tjs
(click on photo for direct link to video).

This was a fantastic conversation, “Poetic Explorations” with fellow poets at the 2013 Poets Forum at the New School in NYC. 

Here’s a clip discussing some of my influences and the process in writing some of the poems in my last collection, Mule & Pear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haQ_hYQ_tjs

(click on photo for direct link to video).

                        “Art is whatever makes you proud to be human.”
                                                               Amiri Baraka (1934 - 2014)

                        “Art is whatever makes you proud to be human.”

                                                               Amiri Baraka (1934 - 2014)


The universe bears your star forever, Madiba. Peace & Thank You. 

The universe bears your star forever, Madiba. Peace & Thank You




Thursday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Muriel Rukeyser Centenary Celebration: 
A Life in Poetry
 
Poets and stars from other disciplines will offer readings from Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry (Paris Press, 1996) and poems, and reflect on how Rukeyser’s writing impacted their own work and lives. Featuring readings and reflections by Jen Benka, Kate Clinton, Jan Freeman, Carol Gilligan, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Gerald Stern, and with a special appearance by video by Alice Walker.
Presented by Paris Press; cosponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and the Academy of American Poets
Location: NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South








Saturday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Muriel Rukeyser Centennial Celebration 

Readings and conversations with numerous poets, including Ana Bozicevic, Nicole Cooley, Jan Freeman, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kimiko Hahn, Patricia Spears Jones, Christoph Keller, Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, Joan Larkin, Jan Heller Levi, Anne Marie Macari, Donna Masini, Jena Osman, Alicia Ostriker, William L. Rukeyser, Gerald Stern, and Brian Teare. 

Presented by the Academy of American Poets and Poets House, cosponsored by the Poetry Society of America 

Location: Poets House, 10 River Terrace
 
Thursday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Muriel Rukeyser Centenary Celebration: 
A Life in Poetry
 

Poets and stars from other disciplines will offer readings from Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry (Paris Press, 1996) and poems, and reflect on how Rukeyser’s writing impacted their own work and lives. Featuring readings and reflections by Jen Benka, Kate Clinton, Jan Freeman, Carol Gilligan, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Gerald Stern, and with a special appearance by video by Alice Walker.


Presented by Paris Press; cosponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program and the Academy of American Poets


Location: NYU School of Law, Greenberg Lounge, 40 Washington Square South

Saturday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Muriel Rukeyser Centennial Celebration 
Readings and conversations with numerous poets, including Ana Bozicevic, Nicole Cooley, Jan Freeman, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kimiko Hahn, Patricia Spears Jones, Christoph Keller, Rowena Kennedy-Epstein, Joan Larkin, Jan Heller Levi, Anne Marie Macari, Donna Masini, Jena Osman, Alicia Ostriker, William L. Rukeyser, Gerald Stern, and Brian Teare. 
Presented by the Academy of American Poets and Poets House, cosponsored by the Poetry Society of America 
Location: Poets House, 10 River Terrace
 
Wanda Coleman, 1946-2013 by Juan Felipe Herrera: https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/wanda-coleman-1946-2013
Remembering Wanda Coleman by E. Ethelbert Miller : http://www.thenation.com/article/177351/remembering-wanda-coleman#
Remembering Wanda Coleman by David L. Ulin: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-remembering-wanda-coleman-20131123,0,2512197.story#axzz2lsjtaf1i

Wanda Coleman, 1946-2013 by Juan Felipe Herrera: https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/wanda-coleman-1946-2013

Remembering Wanda Coleman by E. Ethelbert Miller : http://www.thenation.com/article/177351/remembering-wanda-coleman#

Remembering Wanda Coleman by David L. Ulin: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-remembering-wanda-coleman-20131123,0,2512197.story#axzz2lsjtaf1i

I created this book short as part of a video diptych in dialogue with the gorgeous poetry of Kamilah Aisha Moon. Her debut collection, She Has a Name, has just been published by Four Way Books.

Enjoy~

See you on Friday! 

See you on Friday!