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Kim Addonizio

Biography

Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio is an award-winning author of fiction, essays and poetry. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poetry collection TELL ME was a finalist for the National Book Award, and she has won Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and prose. She is also the author of two popular writing guides for poets, THE POET'S COMPANION and ORDINARY GENIUS, and teaches and performs internationally. She divides her time between New York City and the Bay Area.

Books by Kim Addonizio

by Kim Addonizio - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

Kim Addonizio is used to being exposed. As a writer of provocative poems and stories, she has encountered success along with snark: one critic dismissed her as “Charles Bukowski in a sundress.” (“Why not Walt Whitman in a sparkly tutu?” she muses.) Now, in this utterly original memoir in essays, she opens up to chronicle the joys and indignities in the life of a writer wandering through middle age.

by Kim Addonizio - Fiction

Rita Jackson is a young woman haunted by the murder of her mother when she was 13, and a young bride haunted by the disappearance of her husband, Jimmy, who split after a nasty argument more than a year earlier. When Rita witnesses the aftermath of a murder, she becomes involved with Gary Shepard, a married criminal investigator drawn to the dark side of this young woman. When a drunken night leads Jimmy to jeopardize his second and last chance, it seems unlikely that these sweet, damaged people will ever come to anything, let alone find and --- miracle of miracles --- save one another. But fate, in Addonizio's hands, works in strange and beautiful geometries. And redemption, she tells us, is never impossible.