Kimiko Hahn

Kimiko Hahn has been attracted to disparate source material over her nine collections of poetry--whether Flaubert's sex-tour in the American Book Award winning The Unbearable Heart, an exhumation in The Artist's Daughter or classical Japanese forms in The Narrow Road to the Interior. Rarefied fields of science prompted her latest collections Toxic Flora and Brain Fever. An advocate of chapbooks, her latest is The Cryptic Chamber. Hahn is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation of the Arts, as well as a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, and an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, is a distinguished professor at Queens College, City University of New York, and was elected to be the President of the Poetry Society of America.