Kimiko Hahn

Klapper Hall, English Dept. Queens College, CUNY
Flushing, NY 11367
Phone: 
718-997-4712

Author's Bio

Kimiko Hahn, author of ten collections, renders her themes in varying forms and finds her material from disparate sources—whether black lung disease (Volatile) or classical Japanese texts (The Narrow Road to the Interior). Rarified fields of science triggered her work in Toxic Flora and continue in Brain Fever. Hahn is an advocate of the chapbook and her latest is The Cryptic Chamber. She loves the challenge of collaboration: writing text for film (1995 MTV special, Ain't Nuthin' But a She-Thing and Everywhere at Once, a film based on Peter Lindbergh’s still photos and narrated by Jeanne Moreau), artwork (Lauren Henkin’s photographic series); dance pieces with Tomie Hahn; translation of Japanese zuihitsu. Hahn is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, CUNY.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Air Pocket
(Hanging Loose Press, 1990)
, Brain Fever
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2018)
, Earshot
(Hanging Loose Press, 1992)
, Mosquito & Ant
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1999)
, The Artist's Daughter
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2002)
, The Narrow Road to the Interior
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2006)
, The Unbearable Heart
(Kaya Press, 1995)
, Toxic Flora
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2015)
, Volatile
(Hanging Loose Press, 1999)
Anthologies: 
Conversation Pieces: poems that talk to other pems
(Everyman, 2007)
, Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century
(Wesleyan University Press, 2012)
Journals: 
American Poetry Review, Bamboo Ridge, Bomb, Court Green, jubilat, Kenyon Review, New Yorker, Poetry, TriQuarterly
Prizes Won: 
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, The Shelley Memorial Award/Poetry Society of America, Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, American Book Award, Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry, Asian American Writers Workshop Literary Award, Poetry, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry

More Information

Listed as: 
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Asian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Raised in: 
NY
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Last updated: Aug 20, 2016