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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  53 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A lively, fresh, and outspoken debut, My Favorite Apocalyse reveals the poetical influence of W.B. Yeats as well as that of Mick Jagger. "Everything in my life led up / to my inappropriate laughter," Rosemurgy writes. With a deep sense of irony and sharp-edged wit, she shows readers why the cruelties of relationships, inevitable bad luck, and soul-searching rock-n-roll des ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Graywolf Press (first published 2001)
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Robert Beveridge
Catie Rosemurgy, My Favorite Apocalypse (Graywolf Press, 2001)

Here we are just barely into February and I'm already proclaiming that I've read the first book this year that's guaranteed to find a place on my Best Reads of 2012 list. The kid picked this one up for me seemingly at random on a trip with her mom, and boy did she hit this one out of the park. Delicious, stunning poetry that understands the difference between sensual and sexual, allowing various pieces to have different mixes of the t
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Erin
Apr 04, 2007 Erin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: stones fans, hot boys, weird girls
Shelves: amazingpoems
Catie will pull your heart up through your nostril, feed you a slice and make you ask for seconds.
Chris Schaeffer
A good collection, but Rosemurgy really improved between this and The Stranger Manual.
Melanie
This collection is electric, bluesy & seductive.



Amy Gerstler says it best 'It has a confiding, urgent, lit-up tone. These poems whisper, croon, lip sync, and shout about what women and girls contemplate in the privacy of their minds: promises, cravings, divinations, and their surprise at how our skins barely contain us as we blaze through our days'.
Molly Tolsky
This is the only book of poetry I can read straight through like a novel. It is so freaking wonderful.
Porter Kelly
beautiful, personal and painful
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Catie Rosemurgy is the author of the poetry collections The Stranger Manual and My Favorite Apocalypse. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."
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