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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is author of the nonfiction book, DR MUTTER'S MARVELS: A TRUE STORY OF INTRIGUE AND INNOVATION AT THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE.She is also the author of six books of poetry -- THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES (2013), EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING (2010), OH TERRIBLE YOUTH (2007),... show more

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is author of the nonfiction book, DR MUTTER'S MARVELS: A TRUE STORY OF INTRIGUE AND INNOVATION AT THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE.She is also the author of six books of poetry -- THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES (2013), EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING (2010), OH TERRIBLE YOUTH (2007), WORKING CLASS REPRESENT (2004), HOT TEEN SLUT (2001) and DEAR FUTURE BOYFRIEND (2000), which are currently available on Write Bloody Publishing -- as well as second book of nonfiction: WORDS IN YOUR FACE: TWENTY YEARS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POETRY SLAM, which Billy Collins wrote "leaves no doubt that the slam poetry scene has achieved legitimacy and taken its rightful place on the map of contemporary literature"Her recent awards include the ArtsEdge Writer-In-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-2011), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (2011) and the Amy Clampitt Residency (2013). She lives in Austin, TX, with her two eccentric rescue dachshunds, Max & Alvy. For more information -- including tour dates, videos of performances and links to her work -- please visit her website at www.aptowicz.com.
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 7 months ago
My pals over at Wunderkind PR sent me a copy of today's book and asked that I give an honest review. Spoiler alert: I said yes. :-) How to Love the Empty Air by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is a collection of poetry which primarily focuses on her relationship with her mother (also a writer) and the gr...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 4 years ago
I've heard a lot of great things about Aptowicz over the years, but this was my first time reading her poetry. I'm so glad I picked up this collection. This is a book centering around transitions. Moving away from New York and to Texas (and the amazing sense of place she evokes). The break-down of r...
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