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Okay, Okay

Truck Books, 2012



OKAY, OKAY is a book of poetry that appropriates other people's feelings. It deals mostly with crying and the places crying happens, though it shouldn't : at work, in bed, on the train, in the movies, etc. The book moves from a paranoid description of an office layout, to managerial complaints, to strategies for repressing emotions in public, to women crying during sex, to scientific investigations of the link between crying and arousal, making a last minute return to the office before ending in the kitchen of a country club.

Okay, Okay posits no grand theories about the nature of crying, no clear cut notions regarding how to stop crying or even why one does it in the first place.

—Jeff Alessandrelli


@ The Rumpus

@ Constant Critic