Bob Flanagan & David Trinidad
Los Angeles writer and performer Bob Flanagan (1952-1996) was the author of several books of poetry and prose, including "The Wedding of Everything", "Slave Sonnets", and the infamous "Fuck Journal", which was destroyed by its printer in India out of fear of reprisals by Indian customs agents. Selections of his last work in progress, "Book of Medicine", appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. His is the subject of the 1997 documentary "Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan".
David Trinidadís latest book, "Phoebe 2002: An Essay in Verse", written with Jeffery Conway and Lynn Crosbie and based on the movie "All About Eve", was published by Turtle Point Press in 2003. His other books include "Plasticville", "Answer Song", and "Hand Over Heart: Poems 1981-1988". With Denise Duhamel and Maureen Seaton, he edited "Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry" (forthcoming from Soft Skull Press). He teaches poetry at Columbia College in Chicago, where he also directs the graduate poetry program and co-edits the journal Court Green.