Cropper Writers Series: Paisley Rekdal

Cropper Writers Series: Paisley Rekdal

Cropper Writers Series: Paisley Rekdal

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  • Friday, November 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.


Manchester Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Paisley Rekdal is an associate professor of English at the University of Utah. She is the author of three books of poetry, A Crash of Rhinos, Six Girls Without Pants, and The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, as well as a book of essays, The Night my Mother met Bruce Lee. She is currently working on a photo-text memoir, combining poetry, non-fiction and fiction with photography. Intimate is forthcoming in 2011.

Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, NPR, Nerve, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tin House, Michigan Quarterly Review, Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review.

Rekdal is the recipient of a Village Voice Writers on the Verge Award, an NEA Fellowship, the University of Georgia Press' Contemporary Poetry Series Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the Laurence Goldstein Poetry Prize from Michigan Quarterly Review.

The Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing was established in 2004 by Barrie and Dorothy Cropper in memory of their daughter Lindsay, an alumna of USD, English major, and aspiring writer. The purpose of the Center is to foster the appreciation and practice of creative writing at the University of San Diego by hosting an annual Writers Series, sponsoring writing workshops, and granting awards for creative writing. Information about the center can be found at

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