|Born||July 31, 1954|
|Education||Georgetown University, San Francisco State University]|
Addonizio was born Kim Addie in Bethesda, Maryland, the daughter of tennis champion Pauline Betz and sports writer Bob Addie.
She briefly attended Georgetown University, before dropping out, and returning to school at American University two years later. Two and a half years after attending American, Addonizio again dropped out. She ended up moving to San Francisco and receiving a B.A. and M.F.A. from San Francisco State University.
She has a daughter, Aya Cash, and lives in Oakland, California.
- two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships
- 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship
- 2004 Mississippi Review Fiction Prize
- 2000 National Book Award nomination for Tell Me
- 2000 Pushcart Prize for "Aliens"
- 1994 San Francisco Commonwealth Club Poetry Medal
- The Philosopher's Club (with introduction by Gerald Stern). Brockport, NY: BOA Editions, 1994.
- Three West Coast Women (by Kim Addonizio, Laurie Duesing, and Dorianne Laux). Five Fingers Poetry, 1987.
- Jimmy and Rita: Poems (verse novel). Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, 2007.
- Tell Me: Poems. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, 2000.
- What is This Thing Called Love. New York: Norton, 2004.
- Lucifer at the Starlight: Poems. New York: Norton, 2009.
- Little Beauties: A novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
- My Dreams Out in the Street. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.
- Crimes of Passion. Berkeley, CA: Exempli Gratia Press (e.g. #13), 1984.
- In the Box Called Pleasure: Stories. Normal, IL: Fiction Collective 2, 1999.
- The Poet's Companion: A guide to the pleasures of writing poetry (with Dorianne Laux). New York & London: Norton, 1997.
- Ordinary Genius: A guide for the poet within. New York: Norton, 2009.
- Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on writers, writers on tattoos (edited with Cheryl Dumesnil). New York: Warner, 2002.
- Best New Poets, 2009: 50 poems from emerging writers (edited with Jeb Livingood). Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2009.
Audio / videoEdit
- Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, and Kissing: Poems and music (with Susan Browne; CD). Speakeasy Literary Audio, 2003.
- The Poet's Companion: A guide to the pleasures of writing poetry (with Dorianne Lux; CD). Princeton, NJ: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2009.
- ↑ Addonizio, Kim (2009). Ordinary genius : a guide for the poet within (1st ed. ed.). New York: W.W. Norton. pp. 55-56. ISBN 9780393334166.
- ↑ "Kim Addonizio, Poets.org, Academy of American Poets. Web, Dec. 28, 2011.
- ↑ Kim Addonizio b. 1954, Poetry Foundation. Web, Mar. 13, 2014.
- ↑ Search results = au:Kim Addonizio + audiobook, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Aug. 21, 2015.
- "Poem for the New Year"
- "Lucifer at the Starlite", Three Penny Review
- Three poems at Web del Sol
- Kim Addonizio profile & 7 poems at the Academy of American Poets.
- Kim Addonizio b. 1954 at the Poetry Foundation.
- Kim Addonizio at PoemHunter (12 poems)
- Kim Addonizio at Amazon.com
- Audio: Kim Addonizio reads "Muse" from What Is This Thing Called Love
- Audio: Kim Addonizio reads "You Were" from Lucifer at the Starlite
- Kim Addonizio at YouTube
- Kim Addonizio Official web site
- Kim Addonizio on creativity and the creative process, interview at about-creativity.com, 2007
- A Conversation with Kim Addonizio at Ploughshares, 2011
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