Paisley RekdalUSAWriting2017

Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; a hybrid-genre memoir entitled Intimate; and several books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos, Six Girls Without Pants, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, and Animal Eye, which won the UNT Rilke Prize. Her newest book of poems, Imaginary Vessels, is out from Copper Canyon Press, and her latest book of nonfiction, The Broken Country: On Trauma, A Crime and the Continuing Legacy of the Vietnam War won the AWP Nonfiction Prize and will be out in September 2017. She runs the web history archive project, Mapping Salt Lake City.