Kimi Reith is a writer, jazz guitarist, and recovering addict who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Clean now for 15 years, she once used opioids on a daily basis. Originally, she wrote “Pretend It’s a Complete Stranger” to confront her own denial. She loves to busk in the New York subway and is working to complete a crime fiction trilogy set in San Francisco’s turbulent 1970s. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in literary journals, Sinister Wisdom, So’s Your Old Lady, Wild Iris, and Mountains and Alleys; and in a chapbook of poetry, Poems for My Mother and the Women I Have Loved, published by Second Coming Press.
Pact Press is proud to include Kimi’s article, “Pretend It’s a Complete Stranger”, in our 2018 The Opioid Epidemic anthology.