Kim Addonizio is the daughter of tennis champion Pauline Betz and sports writer Bob Addie.
She briefly attended Georgetown University before moving to San Francisco and receiving a B.A. and M.F.A. from San Francisco State University. She has taught at San Francisco State University, as well as Goddard College.
She has a daughter, Aya Cash, and currently lives in Oakland, California.
Her books of poetry include Lucifer at the Starlite (W. W. Norton, 2009), Tell Me (BOA Editions, 2000), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Jimmy & Rita (1997); The Philosopher's Club (1994); and Three West Coast Women, with Laurie Duesing and Dorianne Laux ... more »
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- What Do Women Want?
- You Don't Know What Love Is
- Mermaid Song
- The First Line is the Deepest
- Good Girl
- My Heart
- Eating Together
- The Story
- Lucifer at the Starlite
- Poem for the New Year
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