Kim Addonizio

poet, novelist, musician, collaborator

Kim Addonizio is the author of six poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry, The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. She has received fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation, two Pushcart Prizes, and was a National Book Award Finalist for her collection Tell Me. Her latest books are Mortal Trash: Poems (W.W. Norton) and a memoir-in-essays, Bukowski in a Sundress (Penguin). She recently collaborated on a chapbook, The Night Could Go in Either Direction (Slapering Hol Press) with poet Brittany Perham. Addonizio also has two word/music CDs:  Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing (with Susan Browne) and My Black Angel, a companion to My Black Angel: Blues Poems & Portraits, featuring woodcuts by Charles D. Jones. She teaches and performs internationally


 2016 Readings



Tuesday, Sept 6  • San Francisco, CA  • LITQUAKE:EPICENTER SERIES In conversation with Jen Siraganian  • Alamo Drafthouse at the New Mission, 2550 Mission St, 7pm  • Tickets: $15, advanced seats/info:

Tuesday, Sept 13 • Iowa City, IA •  Prairie Lights Bookstore Bukowski in a Sundress and Mortal Trash, 7pm

Wednesday, Sept 14  •  Minneapolis, MN  • Magers and Quinn Bookstore, 7pm

Friday, Oct 7 • Sleepy Hollow, NY • Hudson Valley Writers Center • Celebrating The Night Could Go in Either Direction, a collaborative chapbook from Slapering Hol Press, with Brittany Perham

Wednesday, Oct 12 • San Francisco, CA • The Makeout Room • World Series of Poetry

Thursday, Nov 3 • Berkeley CA • Moe's Books with Brendan Constantine