Paisley Rekdal


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Rekdal grew up in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a Chinese American mother and a Norwegian father. She earned a BA from the University of Washington, an MA from the University of Toronto Centre for Medieval Studies, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of the poetry collections A Crash of Rhinos (2000), Six Girls Without Pants (2002), and The Invention of the Kaleidoscope (2007) as well as the book of essays The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting In (2000).

In reviewing The Invention of the Kaleidoscope for Barn Owl Review, Jay Robinson observed that it’s “the razor’s edge that always accompanies eros that makes the poems of Paisley Rekdal fresh, intense and ultimately irres
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Average rating: 4.01 · 1,243 ratings · 212 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
Animal Eye

4.13 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Nightingale

4.45 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
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Imaginary Vessels

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3.95 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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The Night My Mother Met Bru...

3.45 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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The Best American Poetry 2020

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3.68 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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Appropriate: A Provocation

4.44 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2021 — 3 editions
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The Invention of the Kaleid...

3.97 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Intimate: An American Famil...

4.19 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Six Girls without Pants

3.74 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2002
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A Crash of Rhinos

4.02 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2000
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