Virtual Event: Kim Addonizio and Bob Hicok

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 6:00pm


Join us on Monday, March 22 at 6pm PT when Kim Addonizio joins us to discuss her latest collection, Now We're Getting Somewhere, with Bob Hicok on Zoom!

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About Now We're Getting Somewhere

A dark, no-holds-barred, and often hilarious collection from a prize-winning poet, veering between the poles of self and world.

Kim Addonizio’s sharp and irreverent eighth volume, Now We’re Getting Somewhere, is an essential companion to your practice of the Finnish art of kalsarikännit—drinking at home, alone in your underwear, with no intention of going out. Imbued with the poet’s characteristic precision and passion, the collection charts a hazardous course through heartache, climate change, dental work, Outlander, semiotics, and more.

Combatting existential gloom with a wicked, seductive energy, Addonizio investigates desire, loss, and the madness of contemporary life. She calls out to Walt Whitman and John Keats, echoes Dorothy Parker, and finds sisterhood with Virginia Woolf.

Sometimes confessional, sometimes philosophical, these poems weave from desolation to drollery and clamor with raucous imagery: an insect in high heels, a wolf at an uncomfortable party, a glowing and self-serious guitar.

A poet whose “voice lifts from the page, alive and biting” (Sky Sanchez, San Francisco Book Review), Addonizio reminds her reader, "if you think nothing & / no one can / listen I love you joy is coming."

About Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio
 is the author of eight poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry: The Poet's Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. Her poetry collection Tell Me was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her 2016 collection, Mortal Trash, won the Paterson Poetry Prize. Addonizio's awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. She lives in Oakland, California.

Now We're Getting Somewhere: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393540895
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 16th, 2021

A dark, no-holds-barred, and often hilarious collection from a prize-winning poet, veering between the poles of self and world.


Red Rover Red Rover Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556596117
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - January 12th, 2021

Bob Hicok's Red Rover Red Rover is joyous and macabre, hopeful and morbid, caring and critical. These poems are apocalyptic in tone but tender in their depiction of dying animals, disappearing water, raging fires, and the humans to blame. He calls attention to the dire costs of modern conveniences and begs for our willingness to change.


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