Poet David Trinidad will read from his new book Plasticville (Turtle Point Press) on Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m., at New York University’s Fales Library, 3rd floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. The reading is free and open to the public; for further information, the public may call (212) 998-2596.
Trinidad is the author of several collections of poetry including Answer Song, Hand Over Heart: Poems 1981-1988, and Pavanne. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and have been included in over two dozen anthologies. Trinidad teaches at Rutgers University, where he directs the Writers at Rutgers series, and is a member of the core faculty of the MFA writing program at The New School.
In his new book, Plasticville, Trinidad fuses his longtime obsession with American popular culture with traditional poetic forms. From tributes to Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe to verse celebrating images from 1960s film and television, Plasticville exemplifies the influence of mass culture on the individual artist.