"Think Edgar Allan Poe crossed with Ogden Nash, or Wallace & Gromit mashed up with The Corpse Bride, add a twist of the grotesque and a dab of the bawdy-and you'll have an idea of the sublime delights that await you in Christopher Cook's marvelous collection of verse."
~Jonathan Potter, author of House of Words
"Don't let Chris Cook's humor fool you: he's serious. He's serious about the need for love in a world that can seem heartless; and he's serious about using his humor to reawaken our hearts and minds to everyday joys that surround us. Chris Cook is a gem, and a true original."
~Dennis Held, author of Betting on the Night and Ourself
"Chris Cook writes poems from a standpoint of deep humanity and sincerity. Details that seem trivial, by the end of the poem, will become vital, not just to the poem, but to life. This is perhaps the greatest praise I can offer a writer."
~Mark Anderson, poet and host/organizer of Broken Mic
"Chris Cook is part poet, part magician. His writing consistently makes you think you are reading a tale of whimsy until you get to the end and realize it just changed your life."
~Kurt Olson, Spokane poet
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About the Author
His children's poetry is contained in If Kids Ruled the School, Rolling in the Aisles, and My Teacher's in Detention, published by Meadowbrook Press. Also, My Teacher's in Big Trouble, published by Scholastic.
Chris is the winner of the Terrain 5 All-Star Poetry Slam, Spokane Poetry Slam, and the Eastern Washington University Poetry Slam.
He has spent summers touring the U.S. and Europe as a professional yo-yo demonstrator, and was at one time a nationally-ranked table soccer player.
He lives in Spokane with his wife and children.