Tony Trigilio's collections of poetry include The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood), Book 1 (2014), White Noise (2013), Historic Diary (2011), and The Lama’s English Lessons (2006), which won a Three Candles First Book Award in Poetry, as well as many chapbooks. Trigilio is the author of the critical works Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics (2007) and “Strange Prophecies Anew”: Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg (2000). Trigilio edited the collection Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (2014) and helped edit, with Tim Prchal, the anthology Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870–1930 (2008). A musician as well as a poet and scholar, Trigilio earned a PhD from Northeastern University, plays in the band Pet Theories, and is a former member of Drumming on Glass.
Trigilio’s honors and awards include an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. He directs Columbia College Chicago’s program in creative writing and poetry and coedits the magazine Court Green. He was the Columbia College Distinguished Scholar for 2009–2011.
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