Kim Addonizio

writer musicmaker maquisard

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

 
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 Readings
CONFERENCES/RETREATS 

 

2019

Sept 12 CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, Tuscon, AZ, 6pm. with Javier Zamora & Joseph Legaspi in honor of B.A. Van Sise’s Children of Grass, portraits of American poets

Oct 18-19 NIMROD conference for Readers and Writers Tulsa, OK https://nimrod.utulsa.edu/conference.html

Nov 3 Z SPACE, San Francisco, CA, 5pm: I’m happy to announce that my short story “Cancer Poems” from The Palace of Illusions is one of the winners selected for local theater group Word for Word’s fall festival. This will be a one-time-only matinee performance. http://www.zspace.org/exactly

Nov 21, McEVOY FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, San Francisco, CA “People/Places/Performance,” portraiture by other means: an evening of word, live music, film, & performance. With Susan Browne, Brittany Perham, live blues band headed by Steve Freund & Beth Khonen. Tickets $15 ($12 Students/Seniors) on sale Oct 1.

2020

APRIL 5-11 & JULY 19-25 “ART OF THE SHORT POEM” WORKSHOP/RETREAT IN KAUA’I, HAWAII http://www.kahini.org

JUNE 23-JULY 3: WRITING RETREAT IN ITALY! (SEE “WORKSHOPS” PAGE FOR MORE INFO)

https://laromita.org/workshops/category/writing/poetry

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