Kim Addonizio

(July 31, 1954 / Washington, D.C)

Kim Addonizio Poems

1. Poem For The New Year 5/16/2011
2. Lucifer At The Starlite 5/16/2011
3. Eating Together 5/16/2011
4. The Story 5/16/2011
5. Weaponry 5/16/2011
6. Good Girl 5/16/2011
7. New Year's Day 12/10/2015
8. The First Line Is The Deepest 5/16/2011
9. My Heart 5/16/2011
10. Salmon 1/20/2003
11. Mermaid Song 1/20/2003
12. You Don'T Know What Love Is 3/1/2005
13. What Do Women Want? 1/20/2003

Comments about Kim Addonizio

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (5/31/2016 2:47:00 PM)

    Many Many Happy Returns of the day, May God bless you health, wealth and happiness.

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  • Soul Watcher Soul Watcher (1/29/2016 6:33:00 AM)

    Very Nice poetry, thank you for sharing your poems with us.

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (12/30/2015 2:36:00 PM)

    Wonderfully entertaining poetry..

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  • Danny Sainato (4/26/2006 4:06:00 PM)

    Kim is wacha call da best poetical person dere eeva was. She is very good at rymes, especially for a broad. She is also a hottie. She has da hots for me i tink. I already have a broad of my own. I hope Kim is not too bummed out. Thats life.

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  • Val M (9/26/2005 3:21:00 PM)

    Kim Addonizio is my favorite modern poet. It's like she's in my mind and knows exactly what I would write if I had poetic talent.

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Best Poem of Kim Addonizio

What Do Women Want?

I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
I want it too tight, I want to wear it
until someone tears it off me.
I want it sleeveless and backless,
this dress, so no one has to guess
what's underneath. I want to walk down
the street past Thrifty's and the hardware store
with all those keys glittering in the window,
past Mr. and Mrs. Wong selling day-old
donuts in their café, past the Guerra brothers
slinging pigs from the truck and onto the dolly,
hoisting the slick snouts over their shoulders.
I want to walk like I'm the only
woman ...

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