Trinie Dalton is an author, artist, and professor. Her multidisciplinary approach to writing and bookmaking leads her into various fields, always with an eye towards expanded narrativity and books as objects.



Trinie Dalton has published seven books, most recently Destroy Bad Thoughts Not Your Own (The Pit). Other titles include Baby Geisha (Two Dollar Radio), Wide Eyed (Akashic), a story collection, and Sweet Tomb (Madras Press), a fairytale novella. Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney’s) is a transformation of her archive of confiscated high school notes into a collaboration between fifty artists. Mythtym (Picturebox) is an art/fiction anthology based on mythological monsters and horror. She also makes sundry artists’ books and printed matter.

Dalton has reviewed art, books, and music for magazines such as Bookforum,, Brooklyn Rail, The Believer, Modern Painters, Paper, and LARB. She has written artists’ entries for exhibition catalogues such as the 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York Minute (O.H.W.O.W./JRP Ringier), Vitamin 3D (Phaidon), Abstraction in Contemporary Video Art (UC Press), and Wasteland (Los Angeles Nomadic Division.) Her Art Essays page details recent monograph essay and interview assignments.
Trinie served as the Faculty Chair of the MFA in Writing & Publishing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and remains Core Faculty there, as well as Core Faculty in Fiction at the VCFA low-residency MFA in Writing program. She has also taught fiction, creative nonfiction, and art critical writing at SVA, Columbia, Bard, USC, Art Center, NYU, Pratt, and University of Redlands. Her interest in cross-disciplinary thinking influences her teaching of storytelling craft.