Paisley Rekdal

Monday, October 30, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Reading co-sponsored with the Poetry Foundation
61 W. Superior St., Chicago
free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 31, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Generative Workshop
Writing Program White Box Studio 803
open to MFAW students (sign-up required)

Tuesday, October 31
United States

Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; a hybrid-genre photo-text entitled Intimate; and five books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos, Six Girls Without Pants, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, and Animal Eye, which was a finalist for the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Prize, the Balcones Prize and winner of the UNT Rilke Prize. Her newest poetry collection is Imaginary Vessels, and her latest nonfiction work is The Broken Country, which won the 2016 AWP Nonfiction Prize. Her work has received the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, a Fulbright Fellowship, and various state arts council awards. She teaches at the University of Utah and is Utah’s Poet Laureate.

Photo Credit: Austen Diamond