Join us on January 12 at 7 pm to hear three great authors read: Diana Whitney, Kim Addonizio, and Katie Byrum.
Kim 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 Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, both from W.W. Norton. Her novel-in-verse, Jimmy & Rita, was recently reissued by Stephen F. Austin State University Press (http://www.sfasu.edu/). 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 Tell Me was a National Book Award Finalist. Other books include two novels from Simon & Schuster, Little Beauties and My Dreams Out in the Street. Her new story collection, The Palace of Illusions, 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. www.kimaddonizio.com.
Katie Byrum is a native Kentuckian who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she co-curates two poetry events: the witchy series COVEN and the Tri-Lengua Reading Series. Her work has been featured in Gulf Coast Magazine, Lumberyard, Big Bell, iO Poetry, Split Lip Magazine, Ghost Town, Pine Hills Review, H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, Handsome, Poor Claudia: Phenome, and elsewhere. Her first poetry collection, Burn It Down, is forthcoming in December 2014 from Forklift Books. More information is available at hellohumanblog.tumblr.com.