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Kim Addonizio


The author of four books of poetry, two novels, and two popular manuals on writing, Kim Addonizio has earned two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award, among many other awards and recognitions. In addition to her original creative writing projects, Addonizio has also produced a spoken word and music compilation entitled Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing and co-edited Dorothy Parker’s Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos. About Addonizio’s latest novel Andre Dubus III has written the following: “My Dreams Out in the Street is one of the finest American novels I’ve read in some time, a night-blooming flower you will not be able to put down, so honestly rendered you’ll wonder, as you turn the last page, why you feel so much hope.” Kim Addonizio teaches private workshops in Oakland as well as online.

Kim Addonizio performed on February 4th, 2009.