Paisley Rekdal

Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; a
hybrid-genre photo-text memoir that combines poetry, fiction, nonfiction and 
photography entitled Intimate; and four 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 Kingsley Tufts Prize and winner of the UNT Rilke Prize. Her work has received 
the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Village Voice Writers on the Verge 
Award, an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the University of Georgia Press’ 
Contemporary Poetry Series Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, inclusion in the Best 
American Poetry series and various state arts council awards. 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 others.