Kim Addonizio is an award-winning author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on the craft of poetry. Addonizio’s work includes 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. Her new books are a poetry collection, Mortal Trash, and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life. Addonizio’s poetry has been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Italian, and Hungarian. Collections have been published in Spain, Mexico, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom. She has been awarded two fellowships from the NEA, a Guggenheim, two Pushcart Prizes, and other honors. She also plays harmonica with the word/music group Nonstop Beautiful Ladies.