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Monday, March 23, 2020
6:00 PM


Seminary Co-op Bookstore


Free and open to the public

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Seminary Co-op Bookstore
(773) 752-4381


**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**

Poets Aaron Smith, Tony Trigilio, and David Trinidad read from their latest works, "The Book of Daniel," "Ghosts of the Upper Floor," and "Swinging on a Star."

At the Co-op

About "The Book of Daniel": A tour de force, Aaron Smith’s fourth collection of poetry, "The Book of Daniel," resists the easy satisfactions of Beauty while managing the contemporary entanglements of art, sex, and grief.

About Aaron Smith: Aaron Smith is the author of four books of poetry published by the Pitt Poetry Series: "Blue on Blue Ground" (2005), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize; "Appetite" (2012), an NPR Great Read and finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize; "Primer" (2016), a Poetry Must Read for the Massachusetts Center for the Book; and "The Book of Daniel" (2019). He has taught at West Virginia Wesleyan and is currently associate professor in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About "Ghosts of the Upper Floor": "Ghosts of the Upper Floor" is a diaristic, book-length hybrid poem and an ode to lost television artifacts. It is the third installment in Tony Trigilio’s multi-volume experiment in autobiography, "The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood)," in which Trigilio is watching all 1,225 episodes of "Dark Shadows," the gothic soap opera that ran from 1966-1971.

About Tony Trigilio: Tony Trigilio's collections of poetry include "The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 1" (2014), "White Noise" (2013), "Historic Diary" (2011), and "The Lama’s English Lessons" (2006), which won a Three Candles First Book Award in Poetry, as well as many chapbooks. A musician as well as a poet and scholar, Trigilio earned a PhD from Northeastern University, plays in the band Pet Theories, and is a former member of Drumming on Glass.

About "Swinging on a Star": This two-part collection by the beloved, award-winning poet looks at mortality, celebrity, pop culture, poetry, dreams, and otherworldliness in often disarming ways.

About David Trinidad: David Trinidad’s latest book of poems is "Swinging on a Star" (2017). His other books include "Notes on a Past Life" (2016), "Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera" (2013), and "Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems" (2011). Trinidad lives in Chicago, where he is a Professor of Creative Writing/Poetry at Columbia College.