Writers Reading | Paisley Rekdal and Luke Mogelson '05
Writers Reading—Winter 2021
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Writers Reading welcomes Paisley Rekdal, who will also be this term’s Bennington Writing Seminars Commencement speaker, and Luke Mogelson '05. Rekdal is the author of four books of nonfiction, and six books of poetry, including Nightingale and Appropriate: A Provocation. Her work has received the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes, a Fulbright Fellowship, and various state arts council awards. She teaches at the University of Utah and is Utah’s Poet Laureate. Mogelson is the author of the short story collection These Heroic, Happy Dead. He has been reporting for the New Yorker Magazine since 2013. Before that, he was a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine.