Paisley Rekdal is featured reader in Triptych series, Feb. 16

Paisley Rekdal is featured reader in Triptych series, Feb. 16

Detroit Mercy’s English Department will host poet and writer Paisley Rekdal as the second speaker in its new virtual reading series, Triptych on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Paisley RekdalRekdal will give a reading her work followed by audience questions. The event is free and open to the public. Interested participants are asked to register beforehand.

Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; the hybrid photo-text memoir, Intimate; and six books of poetry, including Animal Eye, winner of the UNT Rilke Prize; Imaginary Vessels, finalist for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Prize, and Nightingale, which won the 2020 Washington State Book Award for Poetry. She is a distinguished professor at the University of Utah, where she is also the creator and editor of West: A Translation, as well as the community web projects Mapping Literary Utah and Mapping Salt Lake City.

“Paisley Rekdal’s gifts as a poet and intellectual are intractable and manifold. With all of their rhetorical pleasures and illustrative rhythms, Rekdal’s poems are deeply marked by a sensate, near terrestrial, relationship to language such that she refreshes and renews debates about beauty, suffering, and art for the twenty-first-century reader.” — Major Jackson, author of The Absurd Man

Triptych events, hosted by Detroit Mercy’s poet-in-residence Stacy Gnall, will take place on the third Thursday for January, February and March at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. They are all free and open the the public.

Save the Date as Detroit Mercy’s English Department will host Adam Giannelli as its third reader in the new Triptych visiting author series on March 16.

Sign up for the Triptych series.

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