Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed, Amish Trivedi’s second book, is an exploration through a wandering mind in the middle of external chaos. The poems trace private and public histories, from Lincoln mythos to serial killers, tied together through contorted bodies, whipped lungs, one eye firmly on the abyss, and one hand reaching back from it. “One more nightmare and I’m out,” but what are we waking into?
Born in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Amish Trivedi has a degree in History (with minors in English and Film Studies) from the University Georgia (2005) and an M.F.A. from Brown University’s Program in Literary Arts (2011). Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in English and Critical Theory at Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Previously, he taught creative writing and writing studies at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island and creative writing at Brown University. His new book, Your Relationship to Motion Has Changed, is out from Shearsman Books. Sound/Chest, his first book, came out in 2015 from Coven Press. His poems have appeared in Hyperallergic, Typo, New American Writing, Kenyon Review Online, The Laurel Review, CutBank, XCP, Mandorla, Esque, Verse, Entropy, Open Letters Monthly, Touch the Donkey, Alice Blue Review, and The Tiny. His chapbooks include What We Remembered Before the Fire, The Destructions, Everyone’s But Mine, Museum of Vandals, The Breakers and Selections from Episode III. He has reviewed books for the Sink Review, Jacket2, ColdFront, Atticus Review, and Pleiades. He has also written music reviews for The Rumpus.
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