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About the Author

Kim Addonizio is the author of five books of poetry and coauthor with Dorianne Laux of The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. A finalist for the National Book Award, Addonizio has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and a Pushcart Prize. Her other mostrar mais books include two novels from Simon Schuster. She lives in Oakland, California, and can be visited on the Web at www.kimaddonizio.com. mostrar menos

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Obras por Kim Addonizio

Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within (2009) 204 exemplares, 2 críticas
Tell Me (American Poets Continuum) (2000) 193 exemplares
What Is This Thing Called Love: Poems (2004) 168 exemplares, 4 críticas
Little Beauties (2006) 129 exemplares, 5 críticas
Lucifer at the Starlite: Poems (2009) 64 exemplares, 3 críticas
My Dreams Out In The Street: A Novel (2007) 55 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Philosopher's Club (1993) 50 exemplares
Jimmy & Rita (1996) 42 exemplares, 1 crítica
Mortal Trash: Poems (2016) 39 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Palace of Illusions: Stories (2014) 32 exemplares, 1 crítica
In The Box Called Pleasure (1999) 30 exemplares, 2 críticas
Now We're Getting Somewhere: Poems (2021) 26 exemplares, 1 crítica

Associated Works

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales (2010) — Contribuidor — 990 exemplares, 25 críticas
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contribuidor — 366 exemplares, 9 críticas
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 206 exemplares, 21 críticas
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 191 exemplares, 5 críticas
Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One? (1997) — Contribuidor — 104 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares, 2 críticas
Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave (2007) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares, 6 críticas
Catholic Girls: Stories, Poems, and Memoirs (1992) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Oakland Noir (2017) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares, 13 críticas
Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições34 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares, 1 crítica
Chick Lit Postfeminist Fiction (1995) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (2018) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Fairy Tale Review: The Blue Issue (2006) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Eros Ex Machina (1998) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop (2016) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Fairy Tale Review: The Violet Issue (2008) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Fairy Tale Review: The Aquamarine Issue (2009) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Five points : a journal of literature & arts : vol. 7 no. 2 (2003) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



If you expect lyrical poetry, look elsewhere. Addonizio's language is rough, almost vulgar in places. Some of the poems sound autobiographical; some seem to draw from real experiences to draw a fictional picture; most of them are liberally watered with alcohol. There are powerful images and emotions and yet... they left me almost cold.

In her autobiography, Addonizio compares herself to Bukowski and this collection proves that - Bukowski's style had always been alien to me and Addonizio's work reminded me of some of his - more feminine, more contemporary, more relatable but still a bit away from the style of poetry I like.

I am still happy that I read it - some of the images she created were worth working through the language but I am not sure that I will be looking for any more of her collections.
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AnnieMod | Jul 26, 2021 |
Hilarious look a the life of a working poet. Zippy, fun, and sad, all at once. A great trip.
Smokler | 2 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2021 |
I checked this book out of the library and liked it so much I went and got my own copy. I knew about the two authors from their poems but did not know about this book based on their classroom experience with beginning writers until I just stumbled across it. It is packed with a number of practical tips and exercises to stimulate the writer. They really emphasize the importance of breaking preconceived ideas of how far a poet can go, giving lots of examples of some boundary breaking idea or technique which they then encourage their readers and students to try out for themselves. Most of these were new to me and quite inspirational in a practical fashion. Although it dates from a number of years ago it doesn't feel dated, though I am sure if they revised it they would be able to come up with numerous new examples and techniques to talk about.… (mais)
rmagahiz | 7 outras críticas | Jul 9, 2020 |
Kim Addonizio is my favorite poet, but this book missed the mark for me.
dlthurm | 1 outra crítica | Jun 2, 2020 |



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