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"['Questionnaire for my Grandfather'] is an incredible essay that leaves you shaking your head in amazement at the way Adrian has not only explored the nature of abuse and a legacy of pain, but also just how the second person reveals truths about both the imagined audience and the author herself. Writing such an essay demonstrates Adrian's skills; selecting it to open the anthology demostrates Kupperman's intelligence."  —"Who is the You: Understanding Second Person," William Bradley, Fourth Genre 

"...I think we can only love parts of peo­ple. Never the whole per­son. People are just too big. Too com­plex. The parts of peo­ple that inter­est me, that I fall in love with, or think are intrigu­ing, are usu­ally the parts that they’re less aware of them­selves. Self-consciousness throws up a big screen, and usu­ally that’s bor­ing..."  —Interview with Gary Percesepe, New World Writing

"'Kim Adrian works her painful subject matter with great care and respect. She knows when reticence will serve as well as declaration,' says Sven Birkerts, the New York Times Book Review critic, who compares his former student to Kathryn Harrison of The Kiss fame." —"Minds that Matter: Boston's 11 Brightest Scientists, Artists, and Thinkers," Improper Bostonian

"The best [day job I ever had] was at a bakery in Cambridge… I loved getting up at 5 am and biking over the Charles when nobody was on the road but truckers, and I loved rolling out baguettes and drinking cappuccino with my boss, working together in silence." —"Nano Interview" on Massachusetts Cultural Council's artsake.com

“'Last Cookies' is a particularly sad and potent little idea. . . . In a way, Ms. Adrian is borrowing from the toolbox of a poet, identifying a particularly potent idea and meditating upon it. Ms. Adrian’s story is not very long, so the power of the idea is not diluted." —"What Can We Steal From Kim Adrian's 'Last Cookies'," greatwriterssteal.com