The Boudreaux Foundation Presents Paisley Rekdal

Thursday, February 22 2018 7:00 PM

On Thursday, February 22nd please join us in welcoming essayist, professor, and current Poet Laureate of Utah, Paisley Rekdal, for a reading of her work!

Paisley Rekdal’s newest poetry collection is Imaginary Vessels, and her latest nonfiction work is The Broken Country, which won the 2016 AWP Nonfiction Prize. She 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 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.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Boudreaux Foundation and the UWM English Department.

The UWM Visiting Writer’s Series Presents Dan Kois

Thursday, March 15 2018 7:00 PM

Curtin Hall Room 175

Please join essayist and editor (as well as Whitefish Bay native) Dan Kois, co-author of The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America, for a discussion (and partial reading) of his oral history of Tony Kushner’s pioneering, Pulitzer-prizewinning play.

Dan Kois is an editor and writer for Slate’s culture section and a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine. He’s the former culture editor at, where he launched the Slate Book Review. He previously co-hosted the podcast “Mom and Dad Are Fighting” and is a frequent guest on Slate’s Culture Gabfest. His previous book was Facing Future, about the Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, and his next book is How to Be a Family, a memoir of parenting around the world.

Books available for purchase.

Free and open to the public.