Poetry. Geoff Kagan Trenchard is a fascinating storyteller who uses his gifts to compose a literature not just of violence and survival, but also of tenderness and intimacy. MURDER STAY MURDER is both shockingly honest and unnervingly clandestine, the kind of deeply personal document that will counter the official record. Moreover, the author has generated writing prompts for each poem in this collection, making MURDER STAY MURDER an essential companion for any creative writing teacher or poet looking for fresh inspiration.
"Unflinchingly cool as a hollow body and hot as a fresh powder burn, Trenchard knows the hellion, the hero, the underdog and the undertaker, and comes at them with a witness's need to tell all and the vigilante's need for justice."—Daphne Gottlieb
"Effortlessly referencing MF DOOM and Freud in a single bound, MURDER STAY MURDER is watercolor bloody prose stuffed into elegant post-hip hop poetic form."—Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA
Geoff Kagan Trenchard's poems have been published in numerous journals including Word Riot, The Nervous Breakdown, The Worcester Review, SOFTBLOW and Pemmican. He has received endowments from the National Performance Network, Dance Theater Workshop, The Zellerbach Family Foundation and the City of Oakland to produce original theatrical work. As a mentor for Urban Word NYC, he taught weekly poetry workshops in the foster care center at Bellevue as well as in Rikers Island with Columbia University's "Youth Voices on Lockdown" program. He is a recipient of a fellowship from the Riggio Writing and Democracy program at the New School and the first ever louderARTS Writing Fellowship. He has performed poetry on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, at universities throughout the United States, and in theaters internationally as a member of the performance poetry troupe The Suicide Kings. He is currently a Juris Doctor Candidate for the class of 2014 at the Hofstra University School of Law. He lives in Brooklyn.
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