Bainbridge State College is pleased to welcome Rachel Eliza Griffiths to campus on Monday, April 3, for a poetry reading in the BSC Library, beginning at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The upcoming Georgia Poetry Circuit season will conclude with a visit from poet and visual artist Rachel Eliza Griffiths on Monday, April 3. Griffiths is the author of four collections of poetry, including Miracle Arrhythmia, The Requited Distance, Mule & Pear, and most recently, Lighting the Shadow. Her visual and literary work has appeared widely including the New York Times, Poets & Writers, American Poetry Review, Callaloo, Guernica, Lit Hub, ESPNW, Apogee, Transition, and many others.

Griffiths is the recipient of fellowships at Yaddo, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony, and the Cave Canem Foundation, North America’s premier home for black poetry founded in 1996 to remedy the underrepresentation and isolation of African American poets in the literary landscape. Griffiths’s forthcoming photography exhibition, American Stanzas: 2006-2016, presents a decade of Griffiths’ archival portraits of the Cave Canem Foundation, and will open at Poets House this fall. Her video project, P.O.P., which gathers more than 100 contemporary poets in intimate interviews, is now featured online by the Academy of American Poets. Currently, Griffiths teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and the Institute of American Indian Arts.

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