In conjunction with the exhibition, "FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life," Rachel Eliza Griffiths, a poet and photographer who teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, reads from the works of 20th-century Mexican poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998) and other poet contemporaries of Kahlo.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths received an MA in English Literature from the University of Delaware and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the recipient of fellowships including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, New York State Summer Writers Institute, and others. Her literary and visual work has been widely published in journals, magazines, anthologies, and periodicals including "Callaloo", "The New York Times", "Poets & Writers", "The Writer's Chronicle", "Black Arts Quarterly", "African American Review", "American Poetry Review", and many others. Her recent full-length collection, "Mule & Pear" (New Issues Poetry & Prose/2011) was selected for the 2012 Inaugural Poetry Award by the Black Caucus American Library Association.
Co-presented with the Poetry Society of America.
Funded project of the New York Council for the Humanities. The New York Council for the Humanities is a ate affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.