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P.O.P Video Featuring Angel Nafis

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Rachel Eliza Griffiths

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March 28, 2017


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In this P.O.P video, the poet Angel Nafis reads Ross Gay's poem "Unclean. Make me." as well as her own poem "When I Realize I'm Wearing My Girlfriend's Ex-Girlfriend's Panties." She also describes her writing process and shares her thoughts on poetry as a celebration of the everyday.

Produced by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P (“Poets on Poetry”) is a video series featuring contemporary American poets reading both an original poem and a poem by another poet. Each poet then reflects on these poems and answers a question provided by a previous participant in the series. What results is an evolving, multifaceted conversation among poets about the art form. The Academy of American Poets has partnered with Griffiths to release the P.O.P video series on Poets.org, alongside Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s essay on the project: "Poets on Poetry: A Virtual Village of Discovery and Poetics.”