Paisley Rekdal at the Bountiful Arts Center

Mon, Oct 22
  • Presented By: Utah Humanities
  • at: Bountiful/Davis Art Center
  • 90 North Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010
Poet and author Paisley Rekdal visits the Bountiful Arts Center to discuss her work with art historian Micah Christensen on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM.This event is part of the BDAC's exhibition Ars Moriendi: The Art of Dying, curated by Chauncey Secrist. Ars Moriendi seeks to encourage reflection and thoughtful discussion about the subject of death and how its universality connects us and can encourage empathy and connection between all people. In conversation with Christensen, Rekdal will discuss the ways that perspectives on death have influenced her work, particularly a collaborative portion of her book, Imaginary Vessels.Paisley Rekdal was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Her newest book of poems is Imaginary Vessels, and her most recent work of nonfiction is a book-length essay, The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam. Her work has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency, an NEA Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes (2009, 2013), 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 and 2018), 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. In May 2017, she was named Utah's Poet Laureate.Micah received his PhD from University College London and MFA from Sotheby’s Institute (London). An insight historian, versed theorist and engaging lecturer, Micah educates artists pertaining to the role and functions of the arts, also bringing with him practical knowledge in the contemporary scene. He maintains strong ties with artists and collectors through regular public lectures, judging art contests, and as a board member of the Springville Museum of Art.This event was made possible with support from the Bountiful Arts Center and Utah Humanities.

Event Info

  • Presented By: Utah Humanities
  • Dates: October 22, 2018
  • Location: Bountiful/Davis Art Center
  • Address: 90 North Main Street, Bountiful, UT 84010
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM

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