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I felt that the poems in this collection played more with language and images than with meaning in some ways. I mean, the title "Trinkets Mashed Into a Blender" is exactly what these poems seemed to be for me - tidbits of imagery and language mixed up to conjure up images like polaroid stills, or something even more abstract perhaps. For instance, in "Dicey's Document", the disjointed lines, "Gummy roses, gummy urns, protesting the scientists / has evolved from a new world order" seems to be a ...more
Tim Trace Peterson is the author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry). Peterson is Editor/Publisher of EOAGH and co-editor (with TC Tolbert) of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (Nightboat Books) as well as co-editor (with Gregory Laynor) of the forthcoming Gil Ott: Collected Poems (Chax Press).More about Tim Trace Peterson...