Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems

Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems

David Trinidad

"This magnum opus confirms David Trinidad's position within the poetic firmament: he's easily the simplest we've. A important successor to James Schuyler, Trinidad writes soulfully and infrequently photorealistically concerning the depression threshold the place dolls and stars turn into internal objects—dirty, glamorous, destructible. Jacqueline Susann meets Sei Shonagon? Trinidad manages to mix neo-formalist abstraction with dripping beautiful figuration: Bonnard's rainy dream."—Wayne Koestenbaum

"This is a quantity celebratory in tone, panoramic in scope, humorous, and surely relocating. Trinidad is on the heart of what's suitable in his artwork. And this assortment is extra important and extra stress-free than any unmarried functionality he has given therefore far."—D.A. Powell

"Trinidad attends to the current to determine into the prior with such needle aspect precision it's like encountering a superbly appointed motion picture set the place own reminiscence crosses in detail with cultural reminiscence. Poetic shape in Trinidad's arms is a metaphor for staking a declare at the fabric international whilst it slips away in a shimmery Hollywood dissolve—a determined, doomed reclamation of all that may by no means be held lengthy enough."—Robyn Schiff

"Utterly deadpan and astonishingly fine" is how Publishers Weekly defined the poems of David Trinidad. And here's the gathering all David Trinidad lovers were ready for—the first publication to have works from all his prior books besides 40 new poems: Dear Prudence: New and chosen Poems.

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