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MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation

Kimiko HahnKimiko Hahn

Klapper 703, 718-887-4712
Kimiko.Hahn@qc.cuny.edu

 

Kimiko Hahn is the child of artists, a Japanese American mother from Hawai’i and a German American father from Wisconsin. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and East Asian studies with a certificate in creative writing from the University of Iowa, and a master's degree in Japanese literature from Columbia University.  She is a Distinguished Professor in the MFA Program and committed to exploring new pedagogical avenues in this discipline.  

Hahn is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Toxic Flora (W.W. Norton, 2010),The Narrow Road to the Interior (2006); The Artist's Daughter (2002); Mosquito and Ant (1999); Volatile (Hanging Loose Press, 1998); and The Unbearable Heart (Kaya, 1995), which received an American Book Award.  Other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award; also, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award, the Shelley Memorial Prize.  From the judges’ citation for the PEN/Voelcker Award: “With wild courage Kimiko Hahn’s poems voyage fearlessly into explorations of love, sexuality, motherhood, violence, and grief and the way gender inscribes us.” She has also written for film.  Hahn describes her current writing concerns: “I continue to be fascinated with outside source material, especially in my subverted versions of the Japanese classical form, the zuihitsu.”

 
 

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Nicole Cooley, MFA Director
Creative Writing and Literary Translation
Department of English
Office: Klapper 702
Phone: 718-997-4671


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Spring 2014 Events

Literary Legacy: Two Writers in Conversation on Craft and Process
Poets Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes
Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Klapper Hall

Trends in Translation Talk
Anne Posten (German)
Monday, March 3, 6 pm
Klapper Hall 708

Workshop on Blogging in the Creative Writing Classroom and Beyond
Rob Garfield
Wednesday, March 12, 5 pm
Klapper Hall 710

Trends in Translation Talk
Naomi Carlson (French)
Monday, March 17, 6 pm
Klapper Hall 708

Trends in Translation Talk
Esther Allen (Spanish)
Wednesday, March 19, 5 pm
Klapper Hall 710

Trends in Translation Talk
Hillary Gulley (Italian and Spanish)
Monday, March 31, 6 pm
Klapper Hall 708

The Annual Chapbook Festival
Wednesday, April 2
CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan

Trends in Translation
Charles Martin (Latin)
Monday, May 5, 6 pm
Klapper Hall 708

MFA Writers-in-Residence Read New Work Inspired by the Armstrong Archives
Saturday, May 17, 1 pm
Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th Street, Corona

Reading by the 2014 MFA Program Graduates
Thursday, May 29, 2 pm
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Klapper Hall

All events are free and open to the public.
Readings will be followed by receptions and book signings.

 
 

June 2014 Conference in Uzès, France

The MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College, CUNY offers an intimate, one-week conference in literary translation in the South of France. View the conference poster for complete information.


 

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