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Addonizio to read her poetry, fiction at Wake Forest


February 26, 2009

Award-winning poet, novelist and nonfiction author Kim Addonizio will read selections from her poetry and fiction at 7:30 p.m. March 17 in Tribble Hall’s DeTamble Auditorium at Wake Forest University.

The event is free and open to the public.  A reception and book-signing will follow the reading, which is part of the Dillon Johnston Writers Reading series sponsored by the English department.

Addonizio is the author of four poetry collections including “Tell Me,” a National Book Award finalist.  Her fifth collection, “Lucifer at the Starlite,” will be published in October.  She has published two novels, “Little Beauties” and “My Dreams Out in the Street,” and two instructional books on writing poetry:  “The Poet’s Companion” (with Dorianne Laux), and “Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within,” which was released in February.

Her work has appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies, and she has been honored with two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more information, call (336) 758-5383.

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