Swinging on a Star

Swinging on a Star

by David Trinidad

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Swinging on a Star by David Trinidad

This two-part collection by the beloved, award-winning poet looks at mortality, celebrity, pop culture, poetry, dreams, and otherworldliness in often disarming ways.

"Bedrock at Night" (think The Flintstones ) is the title poem of the first section, with tributes to Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Hollywood idols, and more. The second part is an extended Neruda-esque ode to a life cut short: that of singer Buddy Holly.

The Young Poet

I want what you have only I want it now when I'm young not when I'm old like you

David Trinidad is known for the masterful use of popular culture in his poems. His work is also associated with the innovative formalism of the New York School. Originally from Los Angeles, Trinidad lives in Chicago, where he is a professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Creative Writing Department at Columbia College. Swinging on a Star is his fifth poetry collection with Turtle Point Press. He has also published two collaborative works with the press.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933527970
Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David Trinidad is known for the masterful use of popular culture in his poems. His work is also associated with the innovative formalism of the New York School. Originally from Los Angeles, Trinidad lives in Chicago, where he is a professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Creative Writing Department at Columbia College. Swinging on a Star is his fifth poetry collection with Turtle Point Press. He has also published two collaborative works with the press.

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