Visiting Writers Series: Paisley Rekdal (nonfiction & poetry)

Thursday, October 19 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, John and Dede Howard Recital Hall 221 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

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 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.

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Academics, Arts and Humanities Division, English, Arts, Jack Ridl Visiting Writers Series, Campus-Life, G.R.O.W.


Her newest poetry collection is Imaginary Vessels, and her latest nonfiction work is The Broken Country, which won the 2016 AWP Nonfiction Prize.

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