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I dissolve like a remedy in water, in wine: four poems by Kim Addonizio

For Desire

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, 846 more words


My Heart, "That Mississippi chicken shack"

My Heart

Kim Addonizio

That Mississippi chicken shack.
That initial-scarred tabletop,
that tiny little dance floor to the left of the band.
That kiosk at the mall selling caramels and kitsch.
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The Test

I have an off-the-wall theory.

If someone likes the poetry of both Bukowski and Addonizio, the chances are we will get along like a house on fire. 348 more words


Feeling Sexy

Can’t resist pasting up some more Kim Addonizio. We all love her, right?

Feeling Sexy

There’s an arrow wound in my amygdala
leaking honey into my parietal lobe. 72 more words


Oh hell, here's that dark wood again -

What I like about Kim Addonizio’s poem “Divine”?

Actually … a lot; but most of all how she combines the divine and the profane and puts herself in Dante’s shoes, as if they were her own. 611 more words


Writer's Psyche


“Any writer’s work is a map of their psyche. You can really see what their concerns are, what their obsessions are, and what interests them.”

― Kim Addonizio
Hooked On Quotes

Collapsing Poem

I can’t help being drawn back to Kim Addonizio again and again. I love her craft, searing self-knowledge and unblinking honesty. Things to which I aspire. 335 more words