Now We're Getting Somewhere
Now We're Getting Somewhere

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.

Title Now We're Getting Somewhere
Subtitle poems
Edition First Edition
Author Kim Addonizio
Publisher W. W. Norton
Title First Published 16 March 2021
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages XCVI - p.
Product Detail 1 Cloth
ISBN-10 0393540898
ISBN-13 9780393540895
Publication Date 16 March 2021
Product Content Text (eye-readable)
Front matter page count (Roman) 96
Dimensions 6.5 x 8.6 in.
Weight 22 oz.

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