Tag Archives: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

FWR Monthly: July 2015

For this installment of our new monthly “mini-issues,” I wanted to present a small folio on a genre which seems to gain more and more attention, particularly among poets — the “photo-essay.”

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Ghosting, Invisibility and the Erasure of Particular Bodies: A Spell by Chris Abani

Introduction by Poetry Editor Nathan McClain: At our 20th annual Cave Canem Retreat last week, I learned that a camera, no matter how good a camera, is mechanical. This sounds like a simple statement, I know, but what it means is that a camera doesn’t see what you see; a camera only sees what’s in front […]

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ON THE PHOTOGRAPH: AN INTERVIEW with Rachel Eliza Griffiths

from FWR Poetry Editor Nathan McClain: While at Cave Canem, I had the opportunity to chat with, and interview, poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the functionality and nature of photography and, more specifically, how aspects of the gaze and engagement contribute to a photo’s overall work. Her responses were far too wonderful and […]

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TWO POEMS by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

DEAR AMERICA

I pick you up
& you are a child made of longing
clasped to my neck. Iridescent,
lovely, your inestimable tantrums,
I carry you back & forth
from the underworlds
where your giggles echo,
grow into howls.

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