The Cry by Paisley Rekdal

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“Even if I were blind / I would know night by the noise it made...” In this installment of the Unamuno Poem Project, which presents pairings of poem recitations in English and Spanish, Paisley Rekdal’s poem “The Cry” is read by Joseph Fasano in English and Fernanda Martínez reads Jorge García’s translation in Spanish. A profile of Rekdal appears in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Self-Portrait as Mae West Anagram

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“I’m no moaning bluet, mountable / linnet, mumbling nun. I’m / tangible, I’m gin. Able to molt / in toto, to limn.” Paisley Rekdal, who was named the new Utah state poet laureate in May 2017, recites her poem “Self-Portrait as Mae West Anagram” for the Utah Division of Arts and Museums. 

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