Updated July 22, 2016


Elise Cowen Poems and Fragments, edited by Tony Trigilio
The Complete "Dark Shadows" (of My Childhood), by Tony Trigilio
White Noise, by Tony Trigilio
Historic Diary, by Tony Trigilio
Allen Ginsberg's Buddhist Poetics, by Tony Trigilio


  • Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016: Poetry Foundation Open Door Reading Series (61 W. Superior St., Chicago). With Cara Birch. 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016: The Private Reading Series (307 E. Garfield Blvd., Chicago). With David James Hall, Nathanael Lee Jones, and Nathan Hoks. 7:00 p.m.

  • Friday, April 28, 2017: RHINO Reads. Brothers K Coffeehouse (500 Main St., Evanston, IL). 6:00 p.m.


  • "'Over time other miracles occurred, but these were the most important ones.'" Fifth Wednesday Journal 17 (2015): 181.

  • "Inspired by the restless dead of Collinsport" and "Love, American style." Goreyesque (Summer 2015).

  • "Photograph of a Deer the Day After Jonestown." Pinwheel 8 (May 2015).

  • "What a thrill: at a Logan Square party for Bernadette Mayer." Reprinted in Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. New York: New York Quarterly Books, 2015: 155-61.
  • "Hypnosis, with Big Band"; "New Year's Day, Woolly Mammoth Antiques"; and "The Adventures of Superman." The Oneiric Moor.

  • "Tonight I marked the one-year anniversary of Barnabas’s first appearance" and "In 1966, Beach Boy Brian Wilson arrives late." Cream City Review 38.2 (Fall/Winter 2014): 101-106.

  • “My Childhood Nightmares Unfolded in Serial Narrative.”  Reprinted in Poems Dead and Undead. Ed. Tony Barnstone and Michelle Mitchell-Foust.  New York: Knopf/Everyman's Library, 2014: 69-70.

  • "Jean Hill." Obsessions: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Marilyn Krysl and Carolyn Beard Whitlow. Lebanon, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2014. 20.

  • "Out of the Cosmos Factory"; "'What I'm saying is part of me outside the actual creation of words themselves'"; "She felt very stupid because she didn't know where earth was on the map." Ghost Town 6 (Spring 2014).

  • "[Barnabas Collins steps through a secret panel]." TriQuarterly 145 (Winter/Spring 2014).

  • "Close-up: Little David inside the coffin breathing heavily." Puerto del Sol 49.1 (Fall 2013): 145-53.

  • "Total Information Awareness" and "Jindabyne." Matter 3 (July 2013).

  • "I'm watching Dark Shadows in Paris," "Bit by spiders in the Paris studio we rented," "Another color videotape missing," and "'Pop, that's called whistling in the dark.'" Stolen Island (2013): 74-82.
  • "[Pythagoras believed in denim]" and "Red Road." 1913: a journal of forms 6 (2013): 161-62.

  • "The Orb" and "Dr. Simon put Barney Hill under hypnosis. Barney described the humanoids. David Baker drew them." Columbia Poetry Review 26 (2013): 73-77.

  • "Hypnagogic." Drunken Boat 16 (2012).

  • "He felt two fingers pulling back his mouth. The glow wasn't from an object in his hand"; and "They were all dressed alike. Betty wasn't really prepared for their appearance." Black Tongue Review 3 (December 2012): 77-79.

  • "Rainforests for Boneshakers." The Arcadia Project. Ed. Joshua Corey and G.C. Waldrep. Boise, ID: Ahsahta Press, 2012. 471-72.

  • "I understand, Maggie -- I, too, expected Barnabas would break into my bedroom." Excerpt from "The Complete Dark Shadows [of My Childhood]." TriQuarterly 142 (Summer/Fall 2012). Click for audio version of poem.

  • "Blizzard, Leaving Chicago," "Through the Window, Fog," and "Scene from a Divorce." Sou’wester 40.2 (Spring 2012): 119-122.

  • "Marina and Lee." Reprinted in Villanelles. Ed. Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali. New York: Knopf/Everyman's Library, 2012. 168-70.

  • "Oswald, to His Father." Reprinted in A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. Ed. Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz. Akron, OH: U of Akron P, 2012. 53-54.

  • "In the Intersection, Jackson and State." Reprinted in City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2012. 133.

  • "Kindling Ceremony, New Year's Eve," "Peeling Out of the Garage," and "Ancestors." The Jet Fuel Review 3 (Spring 2012).

  • "From White Noise." The Seattle Review 5.1 (2012): 215-34.

  • "Ode to My Mother's Cigarettes." THIS Literary Magazine 15 (May/June 2012).

  • "Night of the Lepus" and "For Michael, Turning 35." Sixth Finch (Winter 2012).

  • "My soul sometimes floats out of my body. I don't listen to the radio while driving." Salt Hill 28 (Winter 2012): 96-97.

  • "Shimmy Wants Breakfast," "Now Do You Believe in Flying Saucers?", "The Thirty-Six," and "Sanctum." South Dakota Review 49.4 (Winter 2011): 57-63.

  • "The Museum" and "This is the upstream tunnel bulletin." Spinning Jenny 12 (2011): 32-33.

  • "Four Guys and a Truck." Rattle 17.2 (Winter 2011): 143.

  • "Pictures of Famous Criminals." Poemeleon 5.2 (Summer/Fall 2011).

  • "My Nationalism." 1913 a journal of forms 5 (2011).

  • "The Knife He Plotted With" and "He Scalped Her." Columbia Poetry Review 24 (2011): 108-113.

  • "Back Porch, Blackout." Valparaiso Poetry Review 12.2 (Spring/Summer 2011).


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