KIM ADDONIZIO

September 13, 2016 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Award-winning poet and novelist Kim Addonizio will read from her memoir in essays, Bukowski in a Sundress. Described by Refinery29 as, “Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling: In her prose as in her poetry, she is at once biting and vulnerable, nostalgic without ever veering off into sentimentality, and delightfully contradictory in every way." She will also read from her new poetry collection, Mortal Trash. “Kim Addonizio’s voice lifts from the page, alive and biting—unleashing wit with a ruthless observation.”—San Francisco Book Review

Kim Addonizio has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA. Her poetry collection Tell Me was a finalist for the National Book Award, and she has won Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and prose. She divides her time between New York City and the Bay Area.