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Books Noted: Kim Addonizio, Lucifer at the Starlite
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Kim Addonizio & Deborah Landau
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"Echo and Narcissus"
From Threepenny Review, Winter 2001.
"Good Girl"
From Many Mountains Moving.
"The Story"
From Many Mountains Moving.
Kim Addonizio's Website
Addonizio's website includes news and reading and workshop schedules.
Web del Sol Featured Writer
Biography, three poems, and a selection of short fiction.
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Kim Addonizio
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Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio was born in Washington, D.C., in 1954. She received her BA and MA from San Francisco State University.

Her books of poetry include Lucifer at the Starlite (W. W. Norton, 2009); What Is This Thing Called Love: Poems (W. W. Norton, 2004); Tell Me (BOA Editions, 2000), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Jimmy & Rita (BOA Editions, 1997); The Philosopher's Club (BOA Editions, 1994); and Three West Coast Women, with Laurie Duesing and Dorianne Laux (Five Fingers Press, 1987).

Addonizio is also the author of In the Box Called Pleasure (Fiction Collective 2, 1999), a collection of stories, and, with Dorianne Laux, the co-author of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (W.W. Norton, 1997). She co-edited Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos (Grand Central Publishing, 2002) with Cheryl Dumesnil. Addonizio was a founding editor of the journal Five Fingers Review.

Among her awards and honors are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, and a Commonwealth Club Poetry Medal. Kim Addonizio teaches in the MFA program at Goddard College and lives in San Francisco.




Bibliography

Poetry

Lucifer at the Starlite: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2009)
What Is This Thing Called Love: Poems (W.W. Norton, 2005)
Tell Me (BOA Editions, 2000)
Jimmy & Rita (BOA Editions, 1997)
The Philosophers Club (BOA Editions, 1994)
Three West Coast Women (with Laurie Duesing and Dorianne Laux) (Five Fingers Press, 1987)

Prose

Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within (W.W. Norton, 2009)
My Dreams Out in the Street (Simon & Schuster, 2007)
Little Beauties (Simon & Schuster, 2006)
In the Box Called Pleasure (Fiction Collective 2, 1999)

The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (W.W. Norton, 1997)
Poems by
Kim Addonizio

"What Do Women Want?"
Half-Hearted Sonnet
Mermaid Song
My Heart
Salmon
Wine Tasting

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