Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life

Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life

by Kim Addonizio


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ISBN-13: 9780143128465
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 677,492
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kim Addonizio is an award-winning author of fiction, essays, and poetry. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poetry collection Tell Me was a finalist for the National Book Award, and she has won Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and prose. She is also the author of two popular writing guides for poets, The Poet’s Companion and Ordinary Genius, and teaches and performs internationally. She divides her time between New York City and the Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Plan D 1

How to Succeed in Po Biz 9

A Word of It 17

Necrophilia 21

Children of the Corn 25

Are You Insane? 33

How to Try to Stop Drinking So Much 41

Pants on Fire 51

Flu Shot 57

All Manner of Obscene Things 69

Not Dancing 79

How I Write 85

Simple Christian Charity 87

Best Words, Best Order 97

Don't Worry 103

Bukowski in a Sundress 109

Cocktail Time 115

Penis by Penis 119

DOA 129

How to Fall for a Younger Man 139

I ♥ New York 155

What Writers Do All Day 165

Untrammeled 169

The Process 177

How to Be a Dirty, Dirty Whore 185

Space 195

Acknowledgments 205

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