Kim Addonizio

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

(1954-07-31) July 31, 1954 (age 69)
EducationGeorgetown University
San Francisco State University (BA, MA)
Occupation(s)Poet, 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 (born Addonizio).

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, actress Aya Cash, and currently lives in Oakland, California.




  • The Philosopher's Club. BOA Editions. 1994. ISBN 978-1-880238-02-8.
  • Jimmy & Rita. BOA Editions. 1997. ISBN 978-1-880238-41-7.
  • "What Do Women Want",
  • Tell Me. BOA Editions. 2000. ISBN 978-1-880238-91-2.
  • "Scary Movies", Poetry, March 2000
  • "Eating Together", Poetry, June 2003
  • What is this Thing Called Love. W. W. Norton & Company. 2003. ISBN 978-0-393-05726-3.
  • "Lucifer at the Starlite", Three Penny Review, Summer 2007 Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  • Lucifer at the Starlite. W. W. Norton & Company. 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-06852-8.
  • "The First Line is the Deepest", Poetry, January 2009
  • "Weaponry", Poetry, February 2009
  • My Black Angel. Stephen F. Austin State University Press. 2014. ISBN 978-1-62288-037-9.
  • Wild Nights, New & Selected Poems. Bloodaxe. 2015. ISBN 978-1780372709.
  • Now We're Getting Somewhere (W.W. Norton & Company, 2022)





  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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