Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a multi-media artist, poet, and novelist. She received the MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and recipient of numerous fellowships, including Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Her literary and visual work has been widely published in journals, magazines, anthologies, and periodicals, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times. Griffiths is the author of Miracle Arrhythmia (Willow Books 2010) and The Requited Distance (The Sheep Meadow Press 2011). Her third collection of poetry, Mule & Pear (New Issues Poetry & Prose 2011), was selected for the 2012 Inaugural Poetry Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Griffiths is widely known for her literary portraits, fine art photography, and lyric videos. In 2020, she was selected as the 2020 Stella Adler Poet-in-Residence. Her forthcoming debut novel, Promise, will be published by Random House. Currently, Griffiths lives in New York City.