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WORDS ON A WIRE: Paisley Rekdal (expanded)

In a rebroadcast from Dec. 16, 2012,  Daniel & Ben talk with Paisley Rekdal, author of “Animal Eye” and “Intimate: An American Family Photo Album.”  Rekdal talks about the conceptual elements evident in her book “Intimate,” which she describes as a “braided memoir,” or photo album of shorts, which interweaves literary, poetic, and memoir fragments.  She also talks about 2 of the characters featured in the book - photographer Edward Curtis, who earned fame for his photos of Native Americans; and Curtis’ Crow Indian guide, Alexander Upshaw.  The online exclusive interview contains an expanded conversation about Curtis and Upshaw.

Paisley Rekdal  reads one of her own poems for today’s Poem of the Week – “Why Some Girls Love Horses.”

Aired Aug. 11, 2013.

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