More About the Author
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of five books of poetry -- DEAR FUTURE BOYFRIEND (2000), HOT TEEN SLUT (2001), WORKING CLASS REPRESENT (2004), OH TERRIBLE YOUTH (2007) and EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING (2010) -- all currently available on Write Bloody Publishing.
She is also author of the nonfiction book, WORDS IN YOUR FACE: TWENTY YEARS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POETRY SLAM, which Billy Collins wrote "leaves no doubt that the slam poetry scene has achieved legitimacy and taken its rightful place on the map of contemporary literature."
Her recent awards include the ArtsEdge Writer-In-Residency at the University of Pennsylvania (2010-2011), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (2011) and the Amy Clampitt Residency (2013). Her writing has appeared in PANK, Rattle, Conduit, La Petite Zine, decomP, kill author, Thrush and Muzzle, among others.
Her sixth book of poetry, THE YEAR OF NO MISTAKES, will be released by Write Bloody Publishing in Fall 2013 and her second nonfiction book, CURIOSITY: THOMAS DENT MUTTER AND THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE will be released by Penguin's Gotham Books in Fall 2014. For more information, please visit her website at www.aptowicz.com.