The Pink Trance Notebooks
Poetry | $17.95
paperback, 300 pages, 5 x 7.75 in
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978-1-937658-40-3

A collection of “addictively readable” daybook poems from a leading cultural critic and poet

Pink Trance Notebooks is the product of the year Wayne Koestenbaum stopped keeping the traditional journal he had maintained for three decades and began a series of “trance notebooks” as a way to reflect an intensified, unmoored consciousness. The resulting sequence of 34 assemblages reflects Koestenbaum’s unfettered musings, findings, and obsessions. Freed from the conventions of prose, this concatenation of the author’s intimate observations and desires lets loose a poetics of ecstatic praxis—voiced with aplomb and always on point.

“Wayne Koestenbaum is one of the most original and relentlessly obsessed cultural spies writing today.  His alarmingly focused attention to detail goes beyond lunacy into hilarious and brilliant clarity.”  —John Waters