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Mortal Trash - Poems
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Kim Addonizio is the author of eight poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry: The Poet's Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. Her poetry collection Tell Me was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her 2016 collection, Mortal Trash, won the Paterson Poetry Prize. Addonizio's awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors. She lives in Oakland, California.

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"A brash, irreverent look at the physical and emotional refuse produced in our self-absorbed culture." -- Washington Post
"Only Kim Addonizio could mix Greek myths with psychopharmacology, Dante with a pinging iPhone, heartbreak with plastic pollution, and create a rare cocktail of wit and desire. Mortal Trash offers unparalleled discoveries . . . with humor and grace, soaring from comedy to elegy and back. . . . Stunning." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"A set like Mortal Trash, so rare and paradoxical in its despairing frivolity, reasserts the art's power to create order, and to instill meaning." -- Los Angeles Review of Books
"Addonizio shows how our culture and surroundings will test us again and again." -- Lambda Literary
"Comic, elegiac, and ironic meditations. " -- Brooklyn Magazine

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