Kim Addonizio

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Kim Addonizio
Kim Addie[1]

(1954-07-31) July 31, 1954 (age 64)
Washington, D.C., United States
EducationGeorgetown University
San Francisco State University
Occupationpoet, novelist

Kim Addonizio (born Kim Addie, July 31, 1954 Washington, D.C., United States) is an American poet and novelist.[2]


Addonizio 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.




  • Billy Collins, ed. (2005). "Chicken". 180 more: extraordinary poems for every day. Random House, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8129-7296-2.
  • Sam Hamill, Sally Anderson, eds. (2003). "Cranes in August". Poets against the War. Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN 978-1-56025-539-0.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Billy Collins, David Lehman, eds. (2006). The best American poetry, 2006. Scribner Poetry. ISBN 978-0-7432-5759-6.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Kim Addonizio, Laurie Duesing, Dorianne Laux (1987). Three West Coast Women. Five Fingers Poetry.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)


  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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