John Knechtel, Editor

Alphabet City 11: Trash


Trash explores the ethics and psychology of trash and what these reveal about contemporary industrial society. The investigations range from the whimsical to the disturbing, and offers a variety of approaches to rehabilitating and rediscovering what is too commonly tossed aside.

Poems by Priscila Uppal, “Uncle Fernando’s Garbage Triptych,” portray Priscila’s uncle, known in Brasilia as “Dr. Garbage.”

(MIT Press, October 2006)