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Today's poem is "Choke"
from Everything Is Everything

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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of four previous books of poetry: Dear Future Boyfriend, Hot Teen Slut, Working Class Represent and Oh, Terrible Youth. She is also the author of the non-fiction book, Words In Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam. She lives in New York City.

Books by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz:

Other poems on the web by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz:
"Not as Smart as I Think I Am"
Four poems
"For the People Who Keep Asking Me Why Iím Still In Slam"
Three poems
"How Carpophorus Did It"

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz's Website.

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz According to Wikipedia.

About Everything Is Everything:

"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

"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



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