Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Paisley Rekdal Poetry Reading Thursday, February 20, 5:10 pm, UMMA

Paisley Rekdal
Poetry Reading
Thursday, February 20, 5:10 pm
UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium

Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; the 

hybrid genre, photo-text memoir Intimate; and four books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos, Six 

Girls Without Pants, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, and Animal Eye.  Her work has received 

the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Village Voice Writers on the Verge Award, 

an NEA Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, the University of Georgia Press’ Contemporary 

Poetry Series Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, inclusion in the Best American Poetry series (2102 

and 2013) and various state arts council awards.  Her most recent book of poems, Animal 

Eye, was a finalist for the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Prize, the Balcones Poetry Prize, and was 

the winner of the 2013 UNT Rilke Prize. Her poems and essays have appeared in or are 

forthcoming from The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, 

Poetry, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, and on National Public Radio 

among many others.

Check this out: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/245908

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