Monday, August 29, 2011

A Workshop with Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Risking Sight:

Poetry & Photography

A Workshop with Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Saturday September 17, 2011

The Institute for Policy Studies

1112 16th St. NW
Suite 600

Washington, DC 20036

$25 registration fee

To register, please e-mail Program Assistant Alicia Gregory:

How does the eye see and speak in a poem? How might blindness or blur affect poem-making? This workshop will focus on ways to use works of art, mostly photographs, to generate new work. We will challenge the evolving conversation between the physical world and the imagery that language provides in poetry.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and a photographer. She is the author of Miracle Arrhythmia (Willow Books), The Requited Distance (Sheep Meadow Press), and her newest collection poetry, Mule & Pear (New Issues Poetry & Prose), will be published this fall. A Cave Canem Fellow and recipient of numerous fellowships, Griffiths' literary and visual work has been widely published. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

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