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Kim Addonizio at Katonah Poetry Series

The Katonah Poetry Series is pleased to host the award-winning poet Kim Addonizio at the Katonah Library.

Kim Addonizio is the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry: The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. Her poetry collection Tell Me was a finalist for the National Book Award. She also has two word/music CDS: Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing (with Susan Browne) and My Black Angel, the companion to My Black Angel: Blues Poems and Portraits, a collaboration with woodcut artist Charles D. Jones.

Ms Addonizio’s poetry has been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Italian, and Hungarian. Collections have been published in China, Spain, Mexico, Lebanon, and the UK.

Addonizio’s awards include two fellowships from the NEA, a Guggenheim, two Pushcart Prizes, and other honors. Books include Mortal Trash (W.W. Norton), published in 2017, which won the Paterson Poetry Prize. A memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life (Penguin) was published in 2016. Now We’re Getting Somewhere was published by W.W. Norton (March 2021). A new book of poems, Exit Opera, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.

Attention budding poets:

Ms Addonizio is graciously leading a poetry kraft session at the Katonah Library on Saturday, September 16, and donating proceeds to KPS. As of this date, there are still a couple of open spots in the class. If you are interested in attending, please visit our website for more information and instructions on registering. After September 13, please contact Leisha Douglas directly at to see if there is still room.

Please visit the Katonah Poetry Series web page for more information on this impressive poet.

The reading and Q and A will be followed by a reception and book signing. The suggested donation is $15 and will be collected at the door. Students are welcome at no charge.



Sep 17 2023


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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26 Bedford Road, Katonah, NY 10536
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