The daughter of a Chinese American mother and Norwegian father, Paisley Rekdal grew up in Seattle, Washington, before attending the University of Washington, where she earned a BA. She went on to earn an MA from the University of Toronto Centre for Medieval Studies, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since then Rekdal has had a successful writing career, including publishing a book of essays, titled “The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee,” a photo-text memoir, titled “Intimate,” and four collections of poems. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the 2013 Rilke Prize for her most recent collection of poetry, “Animal Eye.” Broad Street is excited to feature some of her work in our upcoming issue. Check out her poem, “Why Some Girls Love Horses,” featured in the Missouri Review here.