Paisley Rekdal

Paisley Rekdal (via Blackbird at VCU)

Essayist and poet Paisley Rekdal, whose essay“The Lives of Strangers” appeared in Broad Street’s “Dangerous Territories” issue, has been chosen to serve as poetry judge for the 2014 National Book Awards.

She joins the ranks of Eileen Myles, Katie Peterson, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Robert Polito to assess the nation’s top poets of 2014. Congratulations!

Paisley, who teaches at the University of Utah, has twice won the Pushcart Prize (in 2010 and 2013), and has won awards for four collections of poetry. She also has authored a book of essays and a hybrid memoir. Dive into her own Web site here