Hand Over Heart

Hand Over Heart

$23.95

Hand Over Heart by David Trinidad
1991, paperback

 

Hand Over Heart might suggest a book of love poems: well, some of these are, but they are also poems from the heart at their wittiest -- "Meet the Supremes" -- or their most casually original, as in the diary poem "November." The ease of Trinidad's lines and the colloquial care with which he chooses words -- precise, without knocking you down -- are the means he uses to create these so original poems: intense, yet off the cuff: turning the paste jewels of pop art into the real thing: which might be, leave them as he found them, shining, and singing about a Broken heart (perhaps).