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Kim Addonizio

A finalist for the National Book Award, Kim Addonizio has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and a Pushcart Prize. She divides her time between living in Oakland, California, and New York City.

Books by Kim Addonizio

  1. Book CoverLucifer at the Starlite: Poems


    "Addonizio doesn't do pretty; beneath her considerable wit is a wickedly sharp edge."—Library Journal, starred reviewMore

  2. Book CoverMortal Trash: Poems


    “Kim Addonizio’s voice lifts from the page, alive and biting—unleashing wit with a ruthless observation.”—San Francisco Book ReviewMore

  3. Book CoverOrdinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within


    In this fresh approach to writing poetry, the coauthor of the perennially popular The Poet's Companion offers sharp insights into the craft of writing.More

  4. Book CoverThe Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry


    From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well.More

  5. Book CoverWhat Is This Thing Called Love: Poems


    Poetry from the author of Tell Me, a finalist for the National Book Award.More