Transcontinental railroad and mountains

Four Video Poems by Paisley Rekdal

From West: A Translation

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These videos are part of a digital and book project entitled West: A Translation that explores the cultural impact and history of the transcontinental railroad.

 

What Day

 

 

Lament

 

 

Not

 

 

Earth

 

 

 

Paisley RekdalPaisley Rekdal is the author, most recently, of Appropriate: A Provocation (W.W. Norton, 2021) and Nightingale (Copper Canyon, Press 2019).

Header photo by Dima Zel, courtesy Shutterstock.

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