Author of the article

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. Her most recent collection of poetry, Lighting the Shadow, was published by Four Way Books in 2015.
She is the recipient of numerous fellowships including Yaddo, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem Foundation, and others. Currently, Griffiths teaches
creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and the Institute of American Indian Arts. She lives in Brooklyn.