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Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio’s latest poetry collection is Now We’re Getting Somewhere (W.W. Norton, 2021). She is the author of seven other poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry, The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux, W.W. Norton, 1997) and Ordinary Genius (W.W. Norton, 2009), as well as a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life (Penguin Books, 2016). Her awards include fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation and her collection Tell Me was a finalist for the National Book Award. Exit Opera is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in September 2024. She lives in Oakland, CA, and teaches poetry workshops on Zoom. Her website is