This post was originally going to be a spotlight, highlighting and celebrating the works of two Columbia College Chicago instructors, renowned poets Tony Trigilio and David Trinidad. Both were going to part take in a reading with another phenomenal poet, Aaron Smith, whose work has been assigned by both Tony and David in various class—Aaron’s poetry collection has been well welcomed, well received, and has even become a general fan favorite of many Columbia students in the MFA program (especially in my cohort!).
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A piece published in Rabbit, a nonfiction poetry journal
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The pen is…you get it
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Poetry! Sandwiches! Stories! Potato Chips! Essays! Soda!
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Columbia Poetry Review 29 transformed from a pile of spreadsheets and discussions into a real book. Photo: David Fairbanks
In my first..