Photograph of feet silhouetted by the glare of the television.It’s hard to get together with his friends because they all like to hibernate. Everyone mostly prefers staying home, so when they make plans with him they often cancel, last-minute; he can’t blame them, because he also likes to hibernate, and after the initial annoyance, feeling his friends are unreliable or don’t care about him, he’s relieved to stay in with books and music and internet, endless shows to binge-watch and plenty of food and whiskey so really, what’s the point of going anywhere? He has a number of good, close friends who, of course, he hasn’t seen in years.


For more, read our interview with Kim Addonizio and find out why she likes to write with constraints.

Kim Addonizio is the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry, The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. She has received fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation, two Pushcart Prizes, and was a National Book Award Finalist for her collection Tell Me. Her latest books are Mortal Trash: Poems (W.W. Norton) and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress (Penguin). She recently collaborated on a chapbook, The Night Could Go in Either Direction (Slapering Hol) with poet Brittany Perham. Addonizio also has two word/music CDs: Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing (with Susan Browne) and My Black Angel, a companion to My Black Angel: Blues Poems & Portraits, featuring woodcuts by Charles D. Jones.

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One Response to “Plans”

  1. Rosanne Trost says:

    Story of an introvert?
    I like the touch of sadness.

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