Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"Ode to Dusty Springfield" by David Trinidad

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June 13, 2018

Ode to Dusty Springfield

David Trinidad
David Trinidad reads "Ode to Dusty Springfield."

About This Poem


"I'd always wanted to write about my brushes with Dusty Springfield, a pop star of goddess-like proportions from my childhood. I started the poem in a notebook in September 2016 and for some reason set it aside, but it stayed in my mind. Over a year later I went back and picked it up again. I'm glad I did."
—David Trinidad


David Trinidad's most recent book is Swinging on a Star (Turtle Point Press, 2017). He is a professor of poetry at Columbia College Chicago.


Photo credit: Alyssa Lynee


Poetry by Trinidad


Swinging on a Star

(Turtle Point Press, 2017)

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"For N & K" by Gina Myers


"Ode to Country Music" by Sandra Simonds


June Guest Editor: D. A. Powell


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