Try to Take It
David Trinidad – Ode to Dick Fisk (5’52″). Recorded June 19, 2010 at the Performing Arts Center at Naropa, where Trinidad closed the final set of the first week of the Summer Writing Program with this poem, which was published in the inaugural issue of Lo-Ball earlier this year and is slated for inclusion in Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems, forthcoming from Turtle Point Press in 2011. • The site that still returns when one chooses “I’m feeling lucky” in a Google search for Dick Fisk. • More Trinidad, including four soundfiles, at Poetry Foundation. • A 2003 interview in which Trinidad talks about his friend Rachel Sherwood, mentioned in this poem. • The Blondie track—on this, Debbie Harry’s sixty-fifth birthday!