Bill Tremblay's Shooting Script: Door of Fire is unlike any collection of poems previously published. In it, voice becomes camera to reveal the smoky world of Diego Rivera's Mexico with its erotic and political tensions brightly drawn as background for a dance macabre involving, among others, Leon Trotsky, Rivera, the actress Paulette Goddard, Surrealist kingpin Andre Breton, and Rivera's strange and beautiful wife, Frida Kahlo. The lens of Tremblay's attention follows these characters as they circle inside their mortal questions, failings, and desires, never quite touching or saying as they intend, but always somehow working toward an integration of the personal, political, and esthetic obsessions that drive them on.
BILL TREMBLAY has six books of poetry, among them Crying in the Cheap Seats (University of Massachusetts Press), Duhamel (BOA Editions Ltd.), and most recently Rainstorm Over the Alphabet (Lynx House Press). He teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Colorado State University, and is the 2002 recipient of the John F. Stern Distinguished Professor Award as well as awards from the NEA, the NEH, the Fulbright Commission, Yaddo, Pushcart and inclusion in the anthology Best American Poetry 2003.