Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. Art. Music. Winner of the 2019 Washington Prize. Kim explores to devastating effect the complicity between art, intimacy, and violence. Weaving contemporary meditations with an ongoing dialogue between two musicians in 18th century Spain on the nature of friendship and creativity, Kim's brave new collection explores our nature—to live both broken and whole. Says Peg Alford Purcell, "Here is charged beauty, the rich and generous consciousness in which nothing is forgiven, everything laid bare. The lyrical and narrative genius of these poems interweaves two voices, one that's contemporary and autobiographical and one in the persona of an eighteenth-century castrato opera singer."
Annie Kim is a poet, lawyer, and violinist. Her first book, INTO THE CYCLORAMA (Southern Indiana Review Press, 2016), won the Michael Waters Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Best Poetry Book of the Year. She is also the author of EROS, UNBROKEN (The Word Works, 2020). Kim's poems have appeared in journals such as the Kenyon Review, Cincinnati Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Narrative. She works as an assistant dean at the University of Virginia School of Law, teaches poetry and legal writing, and writes micro book reviews for DMQ Review.Author City: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA USA