blackbird spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Paisley Rekdal is the author of three collections of poetry, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope (forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007), Six Girls Without Pants (Eastern Washington University, 2002), and A Crash of Rhinos (University of Georgia, 2000, winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series Award), as well as a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee:  Observations on Not Fitting In (Pantheon 2000 and Vintage 2002). Her work has received a Village Voice Writers on the Verge Award, an NEA Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, several Pushcart Prize nominations, and the Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review.

Rekdal’s poems and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from The New York Times Magazine, NPR, Nerve, Ploughshares, Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, New England Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and Quarterly West, as well as in the spring 2003 issue of Blackbird, among other journals. 

Photo by Marion Ettlinger