Kim Addonizio, author of the new memoir-in essays Bukowski in a Sundress and a new book of poetry, Mortal Trash, talks with host Richard Wolinsky.
Kim Addonizio is the author of six poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry, The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. She was a National Book Award Finalist for her collection Tell Me. She recently collaborated on a chapbook, The Night Could Go in Either Direction (Slapering Hol Press) with poet Brittany Perham. Addonizio also has two word/music CDs: Swearing, Smoking, Drinking, & Kissing (with Susan Browne) and My Black Angel, a companion to My Black Angel: Blues Poems & Portraits, featuring woodcuts by Charles D. Jones. She teaches and performs internationally.
Bukowski in a Sundress deals with her life as a writer, including the problems of writers’ block and raising a daughter (Aya Cash, currently star of the TV series You’re The Worst) while maintaining her career as an artist.
A shorter version of this interview aired on the Bookwaves radio program.