By Myself: An Autobiography

D.A. Powell David Trinidad

If there were an award for Chapbook of the Year it would surely be given to By Myself: An Autobiography. In the spirit of Goethe’s comment, “One is never satisfied with the portrait of a person one knows,” two celebrated poets, D.A. Powell and David Trinidad, have collaborated to create a perfect portrait of an unknown star in 300 lines by taking one sentence from each of 300 celebrity autobiographies. The result is poignant, poetic and hilarious — a perfect and imperishable performance.