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"November 11 -- 2004" by Kim Addonizio

The first time I visited The Wall, the Vietnam veterans memorial in Washington, I was overwhelmed by the power of all those names, each name a life lost.

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Aldeburgh Poetry Festival de-brief

And so the inevitable Aldeburgh Poetry Festival blog post. You’ve probably read a post or two on the subject already, or at least seen the Facebook/Twitter storm of “wasn’t it amazing?” sound bites, in-jokes about poets posing as penises  – (I know! 1,574 more words


reading the American Sentence

Allen Ginsberg envisioned an “American haiku,” a 17-syllable poem that he called the American Sentence. In her section on American Sentences in Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within… 158 more words


Poetry at the Post: Blue and Yellow Swirls in Santiago

First Poem for You


I like to touch your tattoos in completedarkness, when I can’t see them….


“Ex-Boyfriends” by Kim Addonizio

They hang around, hitting on your friends
or else you never hear from them again.
They call when they’re drunk, or finally get sober,

they’re passing through town and want dinner, 236 more words



Give me the strongest cheese, the one that stinks best;
and I want the good wine, the swirl in crystal
surrendering the bruised scent of blackberries, 248 more words


First Kiss, by Kim Addonizio

Afterwards you had that drunk, drugged look
my daughter used to get, when she had let go
of my nipple, her mouth gone slack and her eyes… 143 more words