In reviewing The Invention of the Kaleidoscope for Barn Owl Review, Jay Robinson observed that it’s “the razor’s edge that always accompanies eros that makes the poems of Paisley Rekdal fresh, intense and ultimately irresistible.” Rekdal’s work grapples with issues of race, sexuality, myth, and identity while often referencing contemporary culture.
Rekdal has been honored with a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, a Village Voice Writers on the Verge Award, and a Fulbright Fellowship to South Korea. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, including Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century (2006) and the 2010 Pushcart Prize Anthology.
Rekdal teaches at the University of Utah. In April 2013, Rekdal was a featured writer on Harriet.
Poems By PAISLEY REKDAL
Articles By PAISLEY REKDAL
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Audio & PodcastsPoetry Off the Shelf
Blooming Like a Clod
Paisley Rekdal reads and discusses Gerard Manley Hopkins's influence on her own work.