Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Small Press Pick: Working Class Represent

The first dozen or so poems in this charming collection by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz read like something a slightly more urbane version of Pam from NBC’s The Office might write if she lived and worked in New York City. Topics in this portion of the book range from the poet’s love for her morning cup …

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Book Review: The History of My Body

The thing that struck me most about Sharon Heath’s The History of My Body is the deep authenticity of the protagonist’s voice. The story is told in first person by Fleur Robins–daughter of an extravagantly wealthy fundamentalist nutjob politician father and alcoholic mother–who, at first, exhibits signs of being touched neurologically (never officially diagnosed, her disengaged …

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April Fool’s Day Prank: Pulitzer Prize

I’m posting a day before my usual first-Monday post in order to take advantage of April Fool’s Day and to share an incredibly bad joke/pun I came up with: First, as grandiosely as possible, say, “Did I tell you about my Pulitzer Prize?” Wait for someone to say, “No! Please, tell me about your Pulitzer …

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