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Anthony Cappo


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New Release

When You're Deep in a Thing (2022)

"Cappo’s exigent debut ventures to discover an intimate humanity against all odds. At these poems’ horizons, a tenacity remains, a determination to find sweetness, candor, and connection in this troubled world."

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"When You’re Deep in a Thing is a book of gorgeous immediacy and depth. You can enter a poem as you might walk into your bedroom; it can open spaces like the night sky. The title poem accesses the human core so swiftly, so quietly, so honestly—our isolation and connection in a breath—as I write this, I want to read it again. . . . When You’re Deep in a Thing isn't just beautiful—it's courageous and necessary." - D. Nurkse 

"Anthony Cappo’s voice is distinctly American—with Springsteen’s fondness for storytelling and O’Hara’s playful juxtaposition of images, the poems in When You’re Deep in a Thing are steeped in loss and desire. . . .While fully acknowledging the cruel vicissitudes of time, aging, religion, and politics, there is an enduring hunger for life in this work." - Jennifer Franklin

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See Upcoming Appearances

November 8, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, 479 Broadway, Monticello NY - with Sharon Kennedy-Nolle and Mykenzi Williams

November 29, 2023, 8:00 p.m.  - Ditmas Lit, Hinterlands Bar, 739 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NJ

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About Anthony Cappo

Anthony Cappo is the author of When You’re Deep in a Thing (Four Way Books 2022) and the chapbook, My Bedside Radio. His poems and other writings have appeared in Thrush Poetry Journal, Prelude, The Rumpus, The Boiler, and other publications. Anthony received his M.F.A. in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. He grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and now lives in New York City.

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