In February, Union Station welcomes highly-acclaimed poets, Paisley Rekal and Justin Boening. This reading is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase following the reading. The reading will take place upstairs in our Wattis Dumke room.
PAISLEY REKDAL is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; a hybrid-genre memoir entitled Intimate; and several books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos, Six Girls Without Pants, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, and Animal Eye, which won the UNT Rilke Prize. Her newest book of poems, Imaginary Vessels, is out from Copper Canyon Press, and her latest book of nonfiction, The Broken Country: On Trauma, A Crime and the Continuing Legacy of the Vietnam War won the AWP Nonfiction Prize and will be out in September 2017. Her work has received the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes, the UNT Rilke Award, and three inclusions in the Best American Poetry series. She runs the web history archive project, Mapping Salt Lake City.
JUSTIN BOENING is the winner of the National Poetry Series for his debut collection, Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last. He is also a recipient of a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship for his chapbook, Self-Portrait as Missing Person. Boening teaches in the Columbia University Summer High School Program and is a co-founding editor of Horsethief Books.