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O New York
O New York

Trey Sager

Poetry $5
Out of Print"A work of nerve, distress, and engagement. "

Cover design by Alina Viola Grumiller.

About the Author

Trey Sager

Trey Sager is a writer living in New York City. He is the author of two chapbooks from UDP: O New York and Dear Failures. His most recent book is Fires of Siberia (Badlands Unlimited), an e-book romance novel loosely inspired by Tea Party champion Michele Bachmann. His writing has appeared in Bomb, Boston Review, The Canary, Counterpunch, Court Green, The Poker and other places. He is a fiction editor at Fence magazine.

Advance Praise

Sometimes Sager’s shifting of expectations on the breaks surprises and pleases and multiplies meanings; sometimes it makes reading an activity of suspicion and manipulation and makes you feel suckered. At its best, it does both simultaneously. Sager enacts the fact that the poetic line can take you from anywhere to anywhere else, and the artifice of his structures becomes more the point than his lyricism.—Chris Vitiello