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Poem of the Week: "What Do Women Want?" by Kim Addonizio

This poem is just straight up wonderful and empowering. Few thing beat those finishing lines.

It’s from her poetry collection “Tell Me” (it’s good, I can recommend it!). 200 more words

Poem Of The Week

You Don't Know What Love Is

You Don’t Know What Love Is
but you know how to raise it in me
like a dead girl winched up from a river. How to… 196 more words


"Here" by Kim Addonizio

Selected by Mary Pigliacelli.


After it ended badly it got so much better
which took a while of course but still
he grew so tender & I so grateful… 100 more words

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Poem of the Week, by Kim Addonizio

I never paid much attention to tattoos until my children and their friends, and then my own friends, started getting them. For me, it’s been a natural progression from disinterest + a tinge of sadness (that beautiful skin, forever altered) to mild interest + resignation (that beautiful skin, forever altered) to deep interest (what’s the story behind that tattoo? 201 more words

Kim Addonizio

I’m saying I know all about you, whoever you are, it’s spring  
and it’s starting again, the longing that begins, and begins, and begins.

—Kim Addonizio, from “Onset,” … 9 more words


"First Poem for You" by Kim Addonizio

I like to touch your tattoos in complete
darkness, when I can’t see them. I’m sure of
where they are, know by heart the neat… 107 more words


Kim Addonizio


All the kisses I’ve ever been given, today I feel them on my mouth.
And my knees feel them, the reckless ones placed there… 270 more words