Read Local with Paisley Rekdal and Natalie Taylor


Jan 25, 2018, 7:00 pm

In this Finch Gallery reading series, a collaboration between Salt Lake City Arts Council and 15 Bytes with support from Utah Humanities, we pair emerging local writers with established writers for a reading and discussion of their work.

Natalie Taylor earned a BFA in English with a creative writing emphasis from the University of Utah. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Eden’s Edge and her work has been published in 15 Bytes, Rock & Sling, Talking River, the Helicon West Anthology, and Brain, Child. She won first place in the 2016 Utah Original Writing competition for Poetry and was named a 2017 Mari Sandoz Emerging Writer.

Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; a hybrid-genre photo-text entitled Intimate; and five books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos, Six Girls Without Pants, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, and Animal Eye, which was a finalist for the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Prize, the Balcones Prize and winner of the UNT Rilke Prize. Her newest poetry collection is Imaginary Vessels, and her latest nonfiction work is The Broken Country, which won the 2016 AWP Nonfiction Prize. Her work has received the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, a Fulbright Fellowship, and various state arts council awards. She teaches at the University of Utah and is Utah’s Poet Laureate.

Introduction by David G. Pace, literary editor at 15 Bytes.
Books for sale, courtesy of The King’s English Bookshop.

Art Barn / Finch Lane Gallery

54 S Finch Ln
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-1809
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Event Contact:

David G Pace
david@rdtutah.org
(801) 363-0791

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