"The myths and ancient images in Rachel Eliza Griffith's The Requited Distance disobey their own narratives. They wander into each other s stories, get possessed by another s myths and challenge the old music with their questions to the point where the labyrinth they create becomes the birth canal out of the one within which they are supposed to be captive. There is a surreal, unsettled beauty in these re-settings and these ancient dreams invade our own time with their inevitable augury."—Ed Roberson
Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet, writer, photographer, and painter. A Cave Canem Fellow, she received an MA in English Literature from the University of Delaware and an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her literary and visual work has been published in periodicals including The New York Times, Indiana Review, Black Arts Quarterly, and African American Review. She lives in New York.