In her celebrated debut volume, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz tackles, among other idiosyncratic topics, love (“Science”), heartbreak (“Lit”), and thieving suburban punks (“Ode to the Person Who Stole My Family's Lawn Gnome”). Quirky and funny with a subtext of social commentary, Aptowicz's writing lets the reader ride shotgun in a hilarious sprawling road trip through America’s youth culture.
"Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is an astounding talent, a dizzying dervish of a poet whose patented take on this dopey world is dazzling in its originality. In Cristin's hands, the everyday becomes the exceptional. These gems are sleekly crafted and destined to rumble wickedly through an unsuspecting literary landscape."
- Patricia Smith, author of Blood Dazzler