Everything is Everything by Cristin O'Keefe AptowiczEverything is Everything by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Everything is Everything

byCristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Paperback | January 1, 2010

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"hilariously spunky... no-nonsense poetry."Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times "Sometimes you plod through the day, bumping into people, tripping over your own feet. But then there are those remarkable days when you move through the world as stealthly as ninja. The latter is how the poems move in this book. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz spits in her hands, grabs the sledgehammer, swings it hard, and rings that bell in poem after poem after poem. Everything is Everything is a winning collection chock full of swift, honest, smart, funny, and even tender poems that go up to 11."Jennifer Knox, author of Drunk by Noon "Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz admits it herself-she's "a fool for the poetry." And I take her at her word. In the Tarot, the fool is wise and exuberant, mystical, clever, tuned into the world. In Everything is Everything, Aptowicz is indeed the divine fool, traveling her United States of Poetry and beyond. She is a poet of Americana-dead presidents (both the leaders and the money), ambitions big and small, ancient history trivia and pop culture, animals, children, impersonators and authenticity. Aptowicz's poems are animated, brimming with celebration. Everything is Everything is a stunning and dazzling book."Denise Duhamel, author of Ka-Ching! In her fifth collection of poetry, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz polishes her obsessions until they gleam. Whether she is exhuming the bizarre ("Cryptozoology" and "A Short History of Unusual Fish"), exorcising her demons, ("Hog Butcher of Workshop Table" and "On Why I Shouldn't Read Books") or celebrating the uncelebrated oddballs of the world ("Little Heard True Stories of Benjamin Franklin" and "Crack Squirrels"), Aptowicz's poetry sings and singes. Everything is Everything illuminates the dark corners of the curiosity cabinet, shining the light on everything that is utterly strange, wonderfully absurd and 100% true.
Title:Everything is EverythingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:January 1, 2010Publisher:Write Bloody PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0984251510

ISBN - 13:9780984251513

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Read from the Book

READERSome poems read like a bookshelf.The poets carefully putting each wordin its place, snug and sure and right.And other poems feel like Polaroids,poets waving them about in the airto make the scene come into focus.Still others feel like a come on,something you can't believe still works,and yet here you are, in bed with it.My poems are like the hot panic you feelwhen you are sure you've lost somethingand dump your bag on the table.My poems are the things whichtumble out of the bag: the menus,the post-its, the articles your mothercuts out and gives you at Christmas,the books, the receipts, the leaky pens,the old gum, the unflattering photo,the lint, the dust, the dirt, until ...there it is. You find it: the shiny keyneeded to open that stubborn door.

Editorial Reviews

Everything is Everything offers an insight few collections of verse accomplish; combining carefully crafted allegory, nerd-pop observationalism, and the footnotes you could only hope to find scribbled on the pages of a dusty library history text.- Katie Moore, The Legendary