Kim Addonizio


Kim Addonizio is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, teacher, and musician. The author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry, she plays harmonica with the word/music group Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and has two word/music CDS. A finalist for the National Book Award in poetry, Addonizio’s awards include two fellowships from the NEA, a Guggenheim, and two Pushcart Prizes. Recent books include a poetry collection, Mortal Trash (W.W. Norton), and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life (Penguin). Visit her at