Poetry.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 (female) crying and (male) arousal, making a last minute return to the office before ending in the kitchen of a country club. Cecila Corrigan writes that OKAY, OKAY is "super emo, which is what makes it rule so hard. [She] was reading it between parties and having drunk emo thoughtson the N train." Steven Zultanski writes that "unlike other poetry books, it seems as if [she] put time and work into it."
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Diana Hamilton writes about crying, shitting, consenting, kissing, dreaming, fainting, writing, and reading. Specifically, she's published a few books on these subjects: God Was Right (forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse), a collect of poem-essays about cats' deaths, friendship, love, and Jane Austen; THE AWFUL TRUTH (Golias Books), an annotated bibliography of dreams and a novella about anxiety; OKAY, OKAY (Truck Books), a book of poetry (mostly) about women crying at work; and Shit Advice Columnist, which is pretty self-explanatory. She's also published some chapbooks, including Universe (Ugly Duckling) and Some Shit Advice (The Physiocrats). You can walk through audio recordings of her dreams in Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford's videogame, Diana Hamilton's Dreams (Gauss PDF), which is a sister project to THE AWFUL TRUTH. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Cornell University, where she wrote about "style." She teaches writing in New York. She is from Indiana.Author City: ITHACA, NY USA