March 15, 2017
Poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths has partnered with The Academy of American Poets to release online a series of videos called P.O.P. (“Poets on Poetry”). Each video features a contemporary American poet reading two poems — one of their own and one by another poet — and talking about the poems they’ve selected. The “poet then answers a question s/he has selected from a pool of anonymous questions generated from other participants,” creating a sort of ongoing conversation.
In a related essay, Griffiths describes the project as a kind of three-dimensional portraiture, “a sequence of visual poems, nuanced and calibrated as Russian dolls.”
Visit the P.O.P. page and listen in.