Addonizio has been called “one of our nation’s most provocative and edgy
poets.” Her latest books are
Lucifer at the Starlite,
a finalist for the Poets Prize and the Northern CA Book Award; and
A Guide for the Poet
from W.W. Norton. Her novel-in-verse,
Jimmy & Rita,
was recently reissued by Stephen F. Austin State University Press.
Kalima Press published her Selected Poems in Arabic. Addonizio’s honors
include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and Pushcart
Prizes for both poetry and the essay. Her collection
was a National Book Award
Finalist. Other books include two novels from Simon & Schuster,
Dreams Out in the Street.
Her new story collection,
The Palace of
materialized courtesy of Counterpoint/Soft Skull in September 2014.
Addonizio offers private poetry workshops in Oakland, NYC, and online,
and often incorporates her love of blues harmonica into her readings.