Cristin is featured on Massachusetts NPR
Cristin’s residency at the Amy Clampitt House is the focus of a NPS segment produced by New England Public Radio’s own Jeremy Goodwin. “[Aptowicz's] mission is to confound the expectations of people who thought they didn’t like poetry,” Goodwin says in the piece, which includes brief interviews with local poet (and chef) James Beard and Berkshire Taconic Art Foundation’s Maeve O’Dea. Click here to listen to the whole piece.
New Poetry by Cristin in The Holler Box
Two poem by Cristin appears in the second issue of print & online lit journal, THE HOLLER BOX. To read Cristin’s poems click here and here. And if you want to check out all the poems which Cristin has published in literary journals which don’t currently appear in any of her books, don’t forget you can find them all here.
“Words in Your Face” mini-review in the Library Journal
Five years after its release, Cristin’s history of the poetry slam,Words In Your Face, received some really kind words from Library Journal Associate Editor Mahnaz Dar in the latest issue of the Library Journal. In a survey of the book which LJ staff are currently reading, Dar wrote: “Poetry, a venerable and established tradition, has seemed, well, not super relevant to my life. Words in Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam has shattered that perception. It’s a fascinating look at the poetry-slam scene over the past two decades, and even though I’m only a couple of chapters in, it’s changed how I see poetry. Author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, who was big on the scene herself, frames it as a vibrant (and even debauched), living thing: full of colorful characters and laced with an edgy, in-your-face tone. Basically, Aptowicz does for poetry what Please Kill Me did for punk rock.” Click here to read the whole piece.
New Poetry by Cristin in The New Magazine
A new poem by Cristin appears in the fantastic inaugural issue of THE NEW! Check out cover art & poetry by Anis Mojgani! And beautiful fresh verse by Khary Jackson, Michael Mlekoday, Ross Hickerson, Dawn Gabriel, Jason Bayani and more! To read the poem, click here.
New Poetry in Thrush Poetry Journal
Cristin is delighted to appear in the latest issue of the gorgeous Thrush Poetry Journal, alongside poets such as CL Bledsoe, Sarah Giragosian and Gabriel Welsch, among others. To read Cristin’s poem, “January,” click here.
New Poetry by Cristin in Brusque Magazine
Cristin is thrilled to have a new poem, “Trickle Down Economics,” in the latest issue of the Brusque Magazine, a new lit journal by Muzzle editor Stevie Edwards. Click here to read Cristin’s poem, which will also appear in her forthcoming book of poetry, The Year of No Mistakes.
First Six Shows of the “Live from the Amy Clampitt House” series now LIVE
Cristin is excited to debut the first first six shows in her “Live from the Amy Clampitt House” podcast series on the IndieFeed Performance Poetry Podcast. The series invites poets who are visiting Cristin at the Amy Clampitt House to record a short poem and the be interviewed by Cristin about the craft and process of writing. The first six shows are (click on the poet’s name to be taken to the show): Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Joanna Hoffman, Buddy Wakefield, Taylor Mali, Wess Mongo Jolley and Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz. Stay tuned as more shows roll out in the next few months.
Cristin to be Visiting Writer at College of Saint Rose
Cristin will be visiting classes, giving a brown bag talk about grants lit journals, as well as giving performance workshops at The College of Saint Rose. The visiting is being orchestrated by Prof Daniel Nester, who served as editor for Cristin’s slam history, Words In Your Face, as well as the editor of the forthcoming Write Bloody anthology, The North American Bible of Incredible Sestinas, which features the sestina by Cristin first published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies (to read that poem, please click here).
Cristin is Judging Poetry Recitation Competion at Miss Hall’s School
Cristin will be returning to Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield Massachusetts to be one of the judges for their annual Poetry Recitation Contest. Please stay tuned to see if this event is open to the public.
Cristin to perform at the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge
Cristin is honored to be making her return to the legendary Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge (downstairs at 738 Mass Ave. in Central Square, Cambridge). Her Weds Apr 17th appearance will be her second time gracing the Cantab Stage, which is one of Cristin’s favorite slams in the country. Doors open at 7:15 for an 8:00 poetry-only open mic and a 10:00 featured poet! An open poetry slam follows the feature. Cover is $3 ($5 for special events) and the show is strictly 18+. JUST ADDED: Show up early for Cristin’s “Getting Ink” workshop, all about how to submit your work to literary journals, magazines & anthologies! For more info on the workshop, please click here. For more information on the show, please click here.← Older posts