"West: A Translation"
May 23, 2019, 7:00 PM
Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd, Park City
Paisley Rekdal, Utah's Poet Laureate, will perform "West: A Translation", her new book-length poem which was commissioned by the Utah Arts Council and Spike 150 about the transcontinental railroad.
Her work has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes (2009, 2013), Narrative’s Poetry Prize, the AWP Creative Nonfiction Prize, and various state arts council awards. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The New Republic, Tin House, the Best American Poetry series (2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019), and on National Public Radio, among others. She teaches at the University of Utah, where she is also the creator and editor of the community web project Mapping Salt Lake City.