Best Sellers:

Best Sellers:

Best Sellers:

Best Sellers:

Best Sellers:

Wild Nights | Bloodaxe Books
kim-addonizio-wild-nights

Kim Addonizio

Wild Nights

New & Selected Poems

Kim Addonizio

Publication Date : 22 Oct 2015

ISBN: 9781780372709

Pages: 65
Size :216 x 138mm
Rights: World

America’s Kim Addonizio has been called ‘one of the nation’s most provocative and edgy poets’. Her poetry is renowned both for its gritty, street-wise narrators and for a wicked sense of wit. With passion, precision and irreverent honesty, her poems explore life’s dual nature: good and evil, light and dark, joy and suffering, exposing raw emotions often only visible when truly confronting ourselves – jealousy, self-pity, fear, lust. 

‘Kim Addonizio’s poetry gives me physical energy, particularly ‘For Desire’ and 'What Do Women Want?''. – Phoebe Waller-Bridge, New York Times

‘The collection, which I recently re-read, is alive with edgy diction, brazenness and erotic humour. Poems startle with their intimacy, while sensual imagery underscores emotions. Female characters are determined to throw off inhibitions, though perhaps only in their imaginations. The author’s fabulous poem ‘What Do Women Want?’ is included.’ – Victor Tapner, Broken Sleep Books (Books of the Year 2023), on Wild Nights: New & Selected Poems

'If it is possible for a writer’s poetry to be consistently unexpected, Kim Addonizio’s is that. One has the impression, when reading her best poems, of being a passenger in a sports car being driven by an impossibly glamorous woman. Suddenly the car swerves off the motorway and tears over untested, dangerous and utterly exhilarating new terrain. Long may she continue to publish in Britain.' - Leaf Arbuthnot, Oxford Poetry

‘Kim Addonizio’s imagination is like a runaway train under perfect control. Nuanced, shaded and unshaded, her poems are bold, brave, respectful of the darkness, perfectly pitched, and virtually every one reverberates with a kind of wild tenderness.’ – Thomas Lux

‘Addonizio’s honesty and self-knowledge will pierce you to the core.’ – Carolyn Kizer

‘With a noir gusto, Addonizio’s passionate monologues draw you into the boudoir of narrative and keep you there until she’s finished. Her sleekly told story-meditations are both terribly familiar and wonderfully intense.’ – Tony Hoagland

‘Reading a poem by Kim Addonizio is like driving down a deserted road, late at night, and hearing a song on the radio so good you have to pull over. Indeed, this poet is tuned into all the joy and suffering for miles around…She is a poet of brave sensuality and intimacy, for whom the heart is an “initial-scarred tabletop”.’ – Martín Espada

‘Like any good nighthawk, Addonizio finds Eros and loss inseparable, where they lurk in lovers’ exchanges and at the bottom of empty gin bottles. But these poems serve as affirmations too, in long lyrical questions-and-answers that push on into the early morning, braving last call.’ – The New Yorker

Kim Addonizio at the Fountain Blues Festival

Kim Addonizio joined musicians at the Fountain Blues Festival in San Jose, California, in July 2013. Here she performs her re-write of Sonny Boy Williamson's 'Help Me' from a woman's point of view – as a talking blues.

 

Ireland: Click here to order from Books Upstairs in Dublin

  

RELATED BOOKS

Hallelujah for 50ft Women
Pleased to See Me
Passionfood
Modern Women Poets

Related News & Publicity

Poetry Events


Kim Addonizio Readings

Kim Addonizio Readings

Kim Addonizio will be in London reading with music & special guests at Battersea Arts Centre on 29 May, and reading & in conversation with Hannah Lowe at Burley Fisher...

Read More  |  View All

News & Publicity


Kim Addonizio recommended by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Kim Addonizio recommended by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge names American poet Kim Addonizio as one of the writers working today that she admires most; podcast interview with Kim on Planet Poetry, 30...

Read More  |  View All

cart
CART
search
TITLE SEARCH

A-Z

AUTHORS

A-Z

CATEGORIES

View Larger Text