Tony Trigilio’s most recent collection of poetry is Inside the Walls of My Own House (BlazeVOX [books]). His selected poems, Fuera del Taller del Cosmos, translated by Bony Hernández, is forthcoming from Guatemala’s Editorial POE. He is the editor of Dispatches from the Body Politic (Essay Press) and Elise Cowen: Poems and Fragments (Ahsahta Press). He co-edits Court Green and is an Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly. He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.
When Joe Pan, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Brooklyn Arts Press, with whom I was in the final stages of preparing my book The Hatchfor publication, suggested I do a co-interview with Tony Trigilio, whose work Joe thought shared a sensibility with mine, I was intrigued.