Kim Addonizio (born Kim Addie, July 31, 1954, Bethesda, Maryland) is an award-winning American poet and novelist.
Addonizio is the daughter of tennis champion Pauline Betz and sports writer Bob Addie.
She briefly attended Georgetown University and American University before dropping out of both. She later moved to San Francisco and received a B.A. and M.F.A. from San Francisco State University. She has taught at San Francisco State University and Goddard College.
She has a daughter, Aya Cash, and currently lives in Oakland, California.
- "What Do Women Want", poets.org
- "Eating Together", Poetry, June 2003
- "Scary Movies", Poetry, March 2000
- "The First Line is the Deepest", Poetry, January 2009
- "Weaponry", Poetry, February 2009
- "Lucifer at the Starlite", Three Penny Review, Summer 2007
- Billy Collins, ed. (2005). "Chicken". 180 more: extraordinary poems for every day. Random House, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8129-7296-2.
- Sam Hamill, Sally Anderson, ed. (2003). "Cranes in August". Poets against the War. Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN 978-1-56025-539-0.
- Billy Collins, David Lehman, ed. (2006). The best American poetry, 2006. Scribner Poetry. ISBN 978-0-7432-5759-6.
- Kim Addonizio, Laurie Duesing, Dorianne Laux (1987). Three West Coast Women. Five Fingers Poetry.