David Trinidad

David Trinidad earned a BA in English from California State University and an MFA in creative writing from City University of New York, Brooklyn College.

Trinidad is the author of numerous poetry collections, including Swinging on a Star (Turtle Point Press, 2017); Notes on a Past Life (BlazeVOX [books], 2016); Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera (Turtle Point Press, 2013); and Plasticville (Turtle Point Press, 2000), a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Trinidad is also the editor of A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos (Nightboat Books, 2011), which won a Lambda Literary Award.

Trinidad is a professor of poetry and English at Columbia College and lives in Chicago.