Kim Addonizio

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Kim Addonizio
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Kim Addonizio at a rally in Washington Square, New York, in December 2014
Kim Addonizio[1]

(1954-07-31) July 31, 1954 (age 67)
EducationGeorgetown University
San Francisco State University (B.A., M.A.)
OccupationPoet, novelist
ChildrenAya Cash
Parent(s)Pauline Betz
Bob Addie

Kim Addonizio (July 31, 1954) is an American poet and novelist.[2]


Addonizio was born in Washington, D.C., United States. She is the daughter of tennis champion Pauline Betz and sports writer Bob Addie.

She briefly attended Georgetown University and American University before dropping out of both.[3] She later moved to San Francisco and received a B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University. She has taught at San Francisco State University and Goddard College.[4]

She has a daughter, Aya Cash, and currently lives in Oakland, California.




  • My Black Angel. Stephen F. Austin State University Press. 2014. ISBN 978-1-62288-037-9.
  • "What Do Women Want",
  • "Eating Together", Poetry, June 2003
  • "Scary Movies", Poetry, March 2000
  • "The First Line is the Deepest", Poetry, January 2009
  • "Weaponry", Poetry, February 2009
  • "Lucifer at the Starlite", Three Penny Review, Summer 2007
  • Lucifer at the Starlite. W. W. Norton & Company. 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-06852-8.
  • What is this Thing Called Love. W. W. Norton & Company. 2003. ISBN 978-0-393-05726-3.
  • Tell Me. BOA Editions. 2000. ISBN 978-1-880238-91-2.
  • Jimmy & Rita. BOA Editions. 1997. ISBN 978-1-880238-41-7.
  • The Philosopher's Club. BOA Editions. 1994. ISBN 978-1-880238-02-8.





  1. ^ "Pauline Betz Addie, 1940s tennis champion, dies at 91". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  2. ^ "Kim Addonizio". Academy of American Poets. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Addonizio, Kim (2009). Ordinary genius : a guide for the poet within (1st ed.). New York: W.W. Norton. pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-0-393-33416-6.
  4. ^ "Kim Addonizio - Poet | Academy of American Poets". 1954-07-31. Retrieved 2017-01-16.

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