Poetry with Kim Addonizio

Spend each morning workshop (10 a.m. - 1  p.m.) with Kim Addonizio and a group of between 5 and 12 other poets.  Each participant will submit up to 5 poems (not more than 10 pages) for review by the workshop group.  The workshop will focus on poetic craft and is meant for poets intending to publish their work.  The workshop meets four mornings (Thurs–Sun) and each participant will receive focused feedback from the group on their poems.  Workshop packets with all submissions will be available for online download after July 15th.  Optional participant readings will be held.


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Kim Addonizio has published five collections of poetry, two novels, two books on writing poetry, and a collection of stories, and has co-edited a book of writing on tattoos. Her latest book of poems is Lucifer at the Starlite (W.W. Norton). She has received Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, and been a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2014 she will publish My Black Angel: Blues Poems & Portraits with Woodcuts by Charles D. Jones, and The Palace of Illusions, a collection of stories. She volunteers with The Hunger Project, a global organization empowering the most impoverished people in the world to end their own hunger. Visit her web site at www.kimaddonizio.com.


Kim Addonizio has been called “one of our nation’s most provocative and edgy poets.” Her fifth collection, Lucifer at the Starlite, waa finalist for the Poet's Prize and the Northern California Book Award. Tell Me was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2000.  Billy Collins wrote, "Many of the poems in Tell Me can be read as intensified versions of the barroom ballad—songs of good and bad love, songs of the allure and the failure of drink. But regardless of the subject, Kim Addonizio's poems are stark mirrors of self-examination, and she looks into them without blinking.” Her other books include two novels, Little Beauties and My Dreams Out in the Street, and two books on writing poetry.