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Tony Trigilio
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Tony Trigilio

Creative Writing - Poetry     

Associate Chair, English Department


Tony Trigilio is a member of the Core Poetry Faculty and co-edits the poetry journal Court Green.  He holds a Ph.D. in English from Northeastern University in Boston. He is the author of the book-length poem White Noise (forthcoming,trigilio Apostrophe Books, 2013); the poetry collections Historic Diary (BlazeVOX Books, 2011) and The Lama's English Lessons (Three Candles Press, 2006); the chapbooks With the Memory, Which is Enormous (Main Street Rag Press, 2009) and Make a Joke and I Will Sigh and You Will Laugh and I Will Cry (e-chap, Scantily Clad Press, 2008); and two books of criticism, Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics (new version released in paperback by Southern Illinois University press in 2012) and “Strange Prophecies Anew”: Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000).  With Tim Prchal, he co-edited the anthology Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870-1930 (Rutgers University Press, 2008).  Tony's poems have been anthologized widely, including most recently in The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press, 2012), A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2012), Villanelles (Knopf/Everyman’s Library, 2012), Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama’s First 100 Days (University of Iowa Press, 2010), and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books, 2006).

Tony's research interests are in modern and postmodern U.S. poetry, cultural studies, romanticism, immigration literature, and Beat Generation literature. He has published critical essays in the collections Reconstructing the Beats (ed. Jennie Skerl; Palgrave/MacMillan, 2004) and Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation (Rutgers University Press, 2002). His articles and book reviews have appeared in journals such as American Literature, Boston Review, Modern Language Studies, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, The William Carlos Williams Review, and others.

He recorded and toured as a member of Drumming On Glass. Recent compositions are at: http://www.starve.org/tony-music.html.

Tony received a 2009 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, and is a past recipient of Faculty Development Grants, a Technology Fellows Grant, and a Curriculum Diversity Grant from Columbia College Chicago.  He was Columbia College Distinguished Scholar from 2009-2011.

His courses can be found on the web at: http://www.starve.org/teaching/classes.html.

Office Location: English Department, Suite 300-G, 33 E. Congress 

Office Phone: 312-369-8138 

Email: ttrigilio@colum.edu

Mailing address:
Tony Trigilio
Department of English
Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605