Poetry. Art. Film. "There's so much to admire in Tony Trigilio's addictive new book (the third in his delicious Dark Shadows poetry soap opera): the obsessive vision, the light and dark of emotion, and the everyday world brushing eerily—sometimes hilariously—against the supernatural. Only a book so beautifully self-aware could wrench poetry from disastrous lines like: 'experience a painful and hideous transformation from man to predatory animal.' Inside these love poems to baroque camp and fabulous melodrama is a haunting meditation on memory and the shadowy lenses through which we look back on the past while navigating the present. Trigilio shows us there's nothing so small or obscure, or so wonderfully bad, that we can't love it—in its entirety—into art."—Aaron Smith
Tony Trigilio's recent books are CRAFT: A MEMOIR (2023) and PROOF SOMETHING HAPPENED (2021), both from Marsh Hawk Press, and GHOSTS OF THE UPPER FLOOR (BlazeVOX [books], 2019). His Selected Poems was published in Guatemala in 2018 by Editorial Poe (translated by Bony Hernández). He teaches at Columbia College Chicago.