December 10, 2009: Fantastic online literary journal Danse Macabre has published an early review of Cristin’s latest book, Everything is Everything, which is scheduled for a mid-January release. Reviewer Jaq Greenspon begins his review by saying, “The hardest thing about reviewing Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s latest poetry collection, Everything is Everything, is not falling immediately, irrevocably, hopelessly in love with her right from the beginning…” and ends it by writing “Amidst it all, Everything is Everything is everything a book of poetry should be. It reflects life and makes us think. It exposes truths and hides secrets. It’s the book you should buy your friends who don’t like poetry.” To read everything that comes between, please check out this extremely generous review here.
December 7, 2009: Fantastic indie lit blog What to Wear During an Orange Alert has published the first review of Everything is Everything, which is scheduled for a mid-January release. Reviewer Jason Behrends writes “When Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz says ‘everything’ she means everything. What is so remarkable about her latest collection of poems is that her life is not all that remarkable, and she likes it that way. I mean when she is not writing about all of the harm man has inflicted on animals over the years (crack squirrels or giraffes trained to rape), she captures the commonplace with humor and wit. From office dynamics to subway stereotypes to the typical life of a writer, she shares this experiences that many have shared, but in a way that only a few can.” To read the rest of this awesome review, please click here.
November 30 – December 4, 2009: In preparation for the release of Cristin’s latest collection of poetry, Everything is Everything, writer / editor / brilliant lady extraordinaire Roxane Gay is publishing her five-part interview with Cristin on the fantastic HTML Giant blog. To read the interiews, please click the following links for Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four and Part Five.
November 26, 2009: Cristin is among a selection of writers — including Stephen Elliot, David Lehman and Robbie Q. Telfer — were asked by Powell’s special guest blogger, Daniel Nester, what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Read all the answers here.
November 15, 2009: The immensely readable PANK blog interviews Cristin, asking her questions about Elvis Costello, reasearch in poetry and just who is the foxiest president. Read the interview here. But don’t forget to read the whole November issue here.
June 30, 2009: In their article about teaching spoken word / poetry slam in the class, School Library Journal spotlights Cristin’s book, Words In Your Face noting that the book is “incredibly informative and well-paced work” and that “teens that aspire to find an outlet for their spoken poetry will find tons of inspiration here.” To read the full article, click here.
June 3, 2009: In his article, “The Return of the Troubadours,” Matt Woolsey tries to tackle the question about to make money with poetry, and spotlights Cristin alongside poets such as Derrick Brown, Buddy Wakefield, John S. Hall and Taylor Mali, among other. To read his article in Forbes, click here.