Poet Christopher Citro comes by to discuss his debut collection of poetry "The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy." We discuss the origins of the collection, the role of comedy, surrealism and more.
About Christopher Citro:
Christopher Citro is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books). His awards include a 2017 Pushcart Prize and the 2015 Poetry Competition at Columbia Journal. Recent and upcoming publications include poetry in Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Best New Poets, The Iowa Review Blog, Mid-American Review, Meridian, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. His creative nonfiction has appeared in Boulevard, Passages North, and Colorado Review. Christopher received his MFA from Indiana University and lives in Syracuse, NY.