Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio is the author of a previous story collection, In the Box Called Pleasure; two novels Little Beauties and My Dreams Out in the Street; five poetry collections; and two books on writing poetry. She recently collaborated with woodcut artist Charles D. Jones on My Black Angel: Blues Poems and Portraits. She has received numerous honors for her writing, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEA Fellowships, and was a National Book Award Finalist in 2000. She lives in Oakland, California, and New York City, and teaches Private Writing workshops in person and online. She plays harmonica with the word/music group Nonstop Beautiful Ladies and volunteers for the Hunger Project, a global organization empowering the poorest people in the world to end their own hunger and poverty.

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The Palace of Illusions

by Kim Addonizio

[T]he champ of this lovely story collection is ‘Cancer Poems,’ in which a late-middle-aged, middle-middle-class woman in Stage 4 takes a poetry class at a community center. The comic misery of the workshop lets Addonizio get away with a story about the importance poetry assumes in the shadow of death; the perfect ending alternates banal conversation with fragments of Keats. — New York Times Book Review

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