[Item #5082] Three Stories. David Trinidad.
Three Stories
Three Stories
Three Stories
Three Stories
Three Stories
Three Stories

Three Stories

New York, NY: Hanuman Books, 1988. First Edition. Softcover in Stiff Wrappers. Inscribed & Signed by David Trinidad. “I came to in a tiny, four-walled cubicle. A bare light bulb glared overhead. Still groggy from the effects of the chloroform, I slowly assessed the seriousness of my predicament. I was propped in a wooden chair, my wrists bound firmly behind my back. A thick rope had also been wound around the ankles of my white patent leather boots. Directly in front of me, a heavyset brute sat at an interrogation table examining the articles he’d spilled out of my handbag: silver cigarette case radio transmitter, miniature tape recorder compact with powder puff microphone, Espionage Pink exploding nail polish (compound X-757)…I lowered my head and, with my teeth, pulled a short plastic tube from the lapel of my red double-breasted sports jacket. This implement contained an opiate-coated dart capable of inducing complete unconsciousness for at least twenty-four hours…The dart lodged in the side of his broad neck, producing a trickle of blood. He moaned and crumpled forward like a limp rag doll.” (from “Secret Agent Girl, pgs. 53-55). So reads one particularly exemplary passage from David Trinidad’s (b. 1953) “Three Stories,” published in 1988 by Raymond Foye and George Scrivani’s Hanuman Press imprint. Trinidad was an integral part of a thriving group of poets centered around Venice, CA’s “Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center,” an institution still active & thriving, today. In 1988 (the year of this publication), Trinidad relocated to New York, and received his Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College two years later, in 1990. After securing this educational attainment, he taught at Rutgers and The New School before working with Columbia College, Chicago. Trinidad’s work was given the blessing of NY Poetry Legend, James Schuyler, who wrote that “Trindidad turns the paste jewels of pop art into the real thing.” If you’re anything like Your Devoted Managing Curator, and hilarious, related Trinidad titles like “Peyton Place: a Haiku Soap Opera” (2013) or “Coteries and Gossip: Naropa Diary, June 13-20, 2010” (2019) interest you, you’ll fancy this here volume, considerably. From the collection of our good friend Kevin Ring, publisher of the indispensable Beat Scene magazine & other superb productions (many of which are available here). Softcover in stiff wrappers: the First Edition of this superb short assemblage. This particular copy is inscribed and signed (in two places, no less!) by Trinidad: first, the inscription (in thin, bold black pen ink) on inside front dust-jacket flaps, which reads: “Bag and Shoes!” Second, Trinidad’s signature (in same black pen ink, &) upside down on rear-facing endpaper, which reads: “David Trinidad / (upside down!) / 12/1/90 / NYC.” Book in very fine condition, virtually as issued; dust-jacket in strong fine condition with only slight-to-moderate shelf-wear to fine-edges & corners of front, back covers; mild-to-moderate rubbing, bumping to same. Fine. [Item #5082]

Price: $100.00