Ars Moriendi: Featuring Paisley Rekdal and Micah Christensen - Bountiful
Oct 22, 2018, 7:00 pm
Ars Moriendi: Featuring Paisley Rekdal and Micah Christensen
Wasatch Front Region
VenueBountiful Davis Art Center
90 N Main St
Bountiful , UT 84010-6132
Poet and author Paisley Rekdal visits the Bountiful Arts Center to discuss her work with art historian Leslie Anne Anderson on Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 PM.
This event is part of the BDAC's exhibition Ars Moriendi: The Art of Dying, curated by Chauncey Secrist. Ars Moriendi seeks to encourage reflection and thoughtful discussion about the subject of death and how its universality connects us and can encourage empathy and connection between all people. In conversation with Anderson, Rekdal will discuss the ways that perspectives on death have influenced her work, particularly a collaborative portion of her book, Imaginary Vessels.
Paisley Rekdal was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Her newest book of poems is Imaginary Vessels, and her most recent work of nonfiction is a book-length essay, The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam. Her work has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency, an NEA Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes (2009, 2013), the AWP Creative Nonfiction Prize, and various state arts council awards. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, The New Republic, Tin House, the Best American Poetry series (2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018), and on National Public Radio, among others. She teaches at the University of Utah, where she is also the creator and editor of the community web project Mapping Salt Lake City. In May 2017, she was named Utah's Poet Laureate.
Leslie Anne Anderson is the curator of European, American, and Regional Art at the Utah Museum of Fine Art. She was recently awarded the National Award for Excellence from the Association of Art Museum Curators.
This event was made possible with support from the Bountiful Arts Center and Utah Humanities.