Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. Her most recent collection of poetry, Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books 2015), was a finalist for the 2015 Balcones Poetry Prize and 2016 Phillis Wheatley Book Award in Poetry. Her literary and visual art has appeared widely including The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Callaloo,
Transition, American Poetry Review, Guernica, Lit Hub, Poets & Writers, and many others. Her exhibition of photography and mixed media works, American Stanzas: 2006-2016, is currently featured at Poets House. Griffiths lives in Brooklyn, New York.