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Working Class Represent

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In her third collection of poetry, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz celebrates the ups and downs of being a poet with a day job. Whether she is exulting the mundanity of office life ("Ode to My Morning Cup of Coffee"), spotlighting the struggles of a poet trying to make it on the page ("Note(s) on Rejections") and on the stage ("To Whom It May Concern"), or capturing what it's lik ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Write Bloody Publishing (first published January 1st 2007)
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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz does it again! I really don't know how it's possible to be so awesome. She strikes a delicate balance between joking around and being serious; it's perfect. When the back of the book says "witty, honest and idiosyncratic" it isn't kidding. She is completely versatile. My favorites in this book are QarpaHa! ('I Love You' in Klingon), Ode to My Morning Cup of Coffee, and Notes on Rejection(s). I've heard her perform a few from this book, which influenced me, but even ones
Edmund Davis-Quinn
More wonderful poems from Aptowicz. I think I will read "Sexton and Plath" at my next poetry reading. And funny poetry is what makes the poetry world go round.
Emm Roy
This book is clever and funny, and I plan on reading it many times.
I don't love every poem in this book, and I don't always love her line choices, but she hits it out of the park so many times, the best poems here make up for it. She has a strong, sharp voice that carries the reader through the book. I love that the book is about a poet's struggle to work a day job or not. Also, the poem "Billy Collins" made me laugh out loud.
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Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz is an American poet who was recently awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

She is the author of five books of poetry, including the recently released Everything is Everthing (Write Bloody Publishing), as well as the canonical slam history, Words in Your Face (Soft Skull Press), which U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins wrote “leaves no doubt that
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