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Trimboli’s Poetry Receives Notices

Dr. Brian Trimboli, a lecturer in writing in the English department of Yeshiva College, had his manuscript, The Brothers, Perdendo and Perdendosi, recently announced as a finalist for The National Poetry Series, an American literary awards program. “Though I did not win the contest,” said Dr. Trimboli, “being noted as a finalist means that the manuscript is ready for publication.” He said that the poems touch upon heroin addiction and abuse and the effects of those things on a child, centered around vulnerability and forgiveness but also trying to embody elements of humility.

Dr. Trimboli describes his poetry as “walking a line between the language poets and the confessionalists: I want to tell a story, but I also want that telling to have music and linguistic engagement.” He cited “Things My Son Should Know After I’ve Died” as a good example of what he is trying to achieve.

He is currently working on a second manuscript, Airship Nocturne, as well as a yet-to-be-titled novel.

Dr. Trimboli is also poetry editor for Wreck Park, an online literary journal he started four years ago with fellow writers. The journal has published some notable authors, including Yusef Komunyakaa (who won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry) and Amy Meng (a 2016 Amy Award winner), among others.