Digging to Wonderland: Memory Pieces

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Turtle Point Press
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6.0 X 8.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

David Trinidad is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, collaborations, and edited volumes. These include Swinging on a Star, Notes on a Past Life, Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems, and Plasticville, finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Trinidad is editor of Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith and A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos, which won a Lambda Literary Award. He is a professor of poetry at Columbia College, Chicago.


"Street names, board games, celebrities, old photos, TV shows, films, songs, fashion, the experience of growing up gay: all these and more are grist for David Trinidad's mill. Trinidad's poems are meticulous, confessional, elegiac, gossipy, sensitive, and playful. Their poignance and beauty teach us how memory and history are forms of yearning, and about what can and cannot be recovered."

--Amy Gerstler, author of Dearest Creature and Bitter Angel

"Digging to Wonderland is an intimate and searching record of indelible marks and ephemeral impressions left behind as we pass through time's borrowed apartments. Soul-searching, researching, and vividly reliving, Trinidad's poems are bent on self-knowledge. . . . Who's not a houseguest in this life we don't get to keep? And what do any of us carefully and carelessly leave behind as we travel though?"

--Robyn Schiff, author of A Woman of Property

"Trinidad honors the lonely moments, the new lusts, and the unrequited dreams of those we know intimately and of those we once knew who vanished. This is poetry at the glittering edge of form; this is the writing of a poet who loves the world into language. When David Trinidad searches through the pink, blurred days of the past, he finds not only himself, but all of us."

--Aaron Smith, author of Appetite

"Conversational and confessional, [Digging to Wonderland] reveal[s] the compelling narrative voice of Trinidad, a born raconteur whose ease has been polished by a lifetime of practiced study."

--Foreword Reviews