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The Ruth Stone House Reader features chapbook-length collections of poetry from Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Jennif(f)er Tamayo, Cathy Linh Che, and Carolina Ebeid. As a yearly anthology, the Reader looks to Ruth Stone’s legacy of supporting her community and offers each author a residency in Vermont. Taking on a range of voices, styles and subjects, the collection highlights the boldness and complexity of poetry in the early 21st century. This is writing that embraces those who offer care and confronts those who don’t. This is writing that spans narrative meditation, intertextual performance, and lyrical bravado. This is poetry that will challenge and engross you.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. She is the author of four collections of poetry including most recently, Lighting the Shadowuuuuu (Four Way Books). Her visual and literary work has appeared widely including The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Callaloo, The Writer’s Chronicle, American Poetry Review, Guernica, Lit Hub, ESPNW, and many others. Griffiths teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in Brooklyn.
Jennif(f)er Tamayo is a latinx, Colombian-born essayist and poet-performer currently living and teaching in Harlem. JT is the author of RED MISSED ACHES/RED MISTAKES/READ MISSED ACHES/READ MISTAKES (Switchback, 2011), POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES (Bloof Books, 2013) and YOU DA ONE (2014/15 reprint Noemi Books & Letras Latinas). Her work has been featured in Poetry, Best American Experimental Poetry, and Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing.
Cathy Linh Che is the author of the poetry collection, Split (Alice James Books, 2014), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize, the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Best Poetry Book Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. She lives in Long Beach, CA.
Carolina Ebeid is a student in the creative writing PhD program at the University of Denver, and holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers. She has won fellowships and prizes from CantoMundo, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, the Stadler Center for Poetry, and in 2015 was awarded an NEA Fellowship in poetry. Her first book will be published by Noemi Press’ Akrilica series. Recent work appears in The Volta, Colorado Review, and Linebreak, and is forthcoming in the newly revived Bennington Review, Western Humanities Review, and jubilat.