Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio has been called “one of our nation’s most provocative and edgy poets.” Her latest books are LUCIFER AT THE STARLITE, a finalist for the Poets Prize and the Northern CA Book Award; and ORDINARY GENIUS: A Guide for the Poet Within, both from W.W. Norton. Her novel-in-verse, JIMMY & RITA, was recently reissued by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Kalima Press  published her Selected Poems in Arabic. Addonizio’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and the essay. Her collection TELL ME was a National Book Award Finalist. Other books include two novels from Simon & Schuster, LITTLE BEAUTIES and MY DREAMS OUT IN THE STREET. Her new story collection, THE PALLACE OF ILLUSIONS, was published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull in September 2014. MY BLACK ANGEL: Blues Poems and Portraits, a collaboration with woodcut artist Charles D. Jones, was published by SFA Press in 2015. Addonizio offers private poetry workshops in Oakland, NYC, and online, and often incorporates her love of blues harmonica into her readings.

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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.