More About the Author
Tony Trigilio's most recent books are the poetry collections The Complete "Dark Shadows" (of My Childhood) Book 1 (BlazeVOX Books, 2014) and White Noise (Apostrophe Books, 2013), and, as editor, Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (Ahsahta Press, 2014). His other books included the poetry collections Historic Diary (BlazeVOX Books, 2011), and The Lama's English Lessons (Three Candles Press, 2006); the chapbooks With the Memory, Which is Enormous (Main Street Rag Press, 2009) and Make a Joke and I Will Sigh and You Will Laugh and I Will Cry (Scantily Clad Press, 2008); and two books of criticism, Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist Poetics (Southern Illinois University Press, 2007) and Strange Prophecies Anew (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000). With Tim Prchal, he co-edited the anthology, Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870-1930 (Rutgers University Press, 2008).
His poems have been anthologized widely, including most recently in The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press, 2012), A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2012), Villanelles (Knopf/Everyman's Library, 2012), and Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama's First 100 Days (U of Iowa P, 2010), among others.
He produces and hosts the poetry podcast Radio Free Albion. A recipient of a 2009 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, he has taught since 1999 at Columbia College Chicago, where he directs the program in Creative Writing/Poetry and co-edits, with CM Burroughs and David Trinidad, the poetry magazine Court Green.