Kim Addonizio is the author of six collections of poetry, including three from BOA Editions: The Philosopher’s Club (1994); Jimmy & Rita (1997); and Tell Me (2000), a finalist for the National Book Award. In 1999, she collaborated with Dorianne Laux on The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry (W.W. Norton), and in 2009 published another poetry guide Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within (W.W. Norton). Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and essay. Addonizio offers private poetry workshops in Oakland, CA, and in New York City. For more information about Kim Addonizio, visit www.kimaddonizio.com.