Visiting Writers Series – Kim Addonizio and Peter Kline

Kim Addonizio and Peter Kline will be reading poetry…

in LAN 142, 7 PM, September 25th, on the SFA campus. This event is being sponsored by the Department of English, SFASU, the SFA Press, and LaNana Creek Press. The visit to SFA and Nacogdoches celebrates the publication of Kim Addonizio’s new SFA Press book, My Black Angel, featuring original woodcuts from the LaNana Creek Fine Press edition by Charlie Jones. Peter Kline will read from his poetry collection, Deviants, published this past year by SFA Press.

A second event will be held downtown, on Nacogdoches’ Main Street, September 26th, at the Morning Glory Yoga Studio, 5:30-8:30 PM. Kim Addonizio will perform music on the “Mississippi Saxophone” (harmonica), with Larry Greer on the National Steel, Michael Mandrell on acoustic guitar, Charlie Jones on banjo and mandolin, and Ruth Beck on vocals. Peter Kline will be joining the presentation, singing and playing guitar.

Please plan to come to the Thursday event on campus, and join us for the second one as well. Encourage friends to attend; share this information with others! This promises to be an incredible visit.

The SFA and LaNana Creek Press books and prints will be available for purchase and signing, before and after the reading and music.

Author Bios:


Kim Addonizio has published a number of books, including Lucifer at the Starlite, a finalist for the Poets Prize and the Northern CA Book Award; and Ordinary Genius:A Guide for the Poet Within, both from W.W. Norton. Her novel-in-verse, Jimmy & Rita, was recently reissued by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. Kalima Press published her Selected Poems in Arabic. Addonizio’s many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and the essay. Her collection Tell Me was a National Book Award Finalist. Other books include two novels from Simon & Schuster, Little Beauties and My Dreams Out in the Street. Her new story collection, The Palace of Illusions, has just appeared from Counterpoint/Soft Skull in September 2014. Addonizio offers private poetry workshops in Oakland, NYC, and online, and often incorporates her love of blues harmonica into her readings.
Peter Kline’s poetry has also appeared in such journals as Ploughshares, The Southern Poetry Review, Tinhouse, and numerous others journals. He was the recipient of the 2010 Morton Marr Prize from Southwest Review and was a Wallace Stegner Fellowship recipient from Standard University, where he is currently a lecturer. He resides in the San Francisco area.

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