Kim Addonizio’s most recent books of poetry are Lucifer at the Starlite (W. W. Norton, 2009) and the just-reissued Jimmy & Rita (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2012). Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within was released by Norton in 2oo9. With Dorianne Laux, Addonizio co-authored The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (1997). Among her awards and honors are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Commonwealth Club Poetry Medal. Addonizio teaches privately in Oakland, and online at www.kimaddonizio.com.