Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee (Pantheon, 2000; Vintage, 2002), and three books of poetry. Her work has received a Village Voice Writers on the Verge Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship. Her poems and essays have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, NPR, andNerve, and in many literary journals.
Her book Animal Eye is currently a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts award in poetry. She teaches at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.