Kim Addonizio and Kate Lebo

April 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Kim Addonizio and Kate Lebo to celebrate the release of their new books, Now We're Getting Somewhere and The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writing for The New York Times, says, ‘Kim Addonizio’s poetry gives me physical energy, particularly ‘For Desire’ and 'What Do Women Want?' –

Kim Addonizio’s eighth poetry collection is Now We’re GettingSomewhere (W.W. Norton,March 2021). She has also published two novels, two short story collections, and two books on writing poetry: The Poet’sCompanion (with Dorianne Laux) and OrdinaryGenius: A Guide for the Poet Within. Her most recent publications are a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress (Penguin), and a book of poems, Mortal Trash (W.W. Norton). Her workhas been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, two Pushcart Prizes, and other awards, and has been translated into several languages. Her collection Tell Me was a National Book Award Finalist. Her poems and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Poetry, The Sun, and many anthologies. She livesin Oakland, CA.

Melissa Febos, author of Girlhood, says of Kate Lebo's The Book of Difficult Fruit, “I loved this sage and sensuous book, and was enraptured by its curious tour through a Wunderkammer of plants, history, and personal narrative. Kate Lebo’s introspection and intelligence gleam on every page as she looks inward and outward through these colorful lenses. Her essays are ripe with illumination, enchantment, and a dash of the haunted."

Kate Lebo is the author of the cookbook Pie School and the poetry chapbook Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and coeditor with Samuel Ligon of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze. Her essay about listening through hearing loss, “The Loudproof Room,” originally published in New England Review, was anthologized in Best American Essays 2015. She lives in Spokane, Washington, where she is an apprenticed cheesemaker to Lora Lea Misterly of Quillisascut Farm.