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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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Fall 2014 Events

Literary Legacies
Lynn Emanuel and Terrance Hayes
Q&A facilitated by Zakia Henderson-Brown
Co-sponsored by The Poetry Society of America
Wednesday, October 8, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

A Reading by Novelist Maud Casey
Co-sponsored by Writing at Queens
Thursday, October 23, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Reading Across Cultures:
Poetry and Conversation
Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Willie Perdomo
Q&A facilitated by John Murillo
Co-sponsored by Cave Canem Foundation
Monday, November 10, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Reading Across Cultures Poster

Book Launch for
Guillaume de Fonclare's Inside My Own Skin
Translated by Yves Henri Cloarec
Winner of the 2014 Loose Translations Award
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 pm
Klapper Hall, Godwin-Ternbach Museum

MFA Program in Creative Writing &
Literary Translation Open House
Wednesday, December 10, 5 pm
Klapper Hall 710

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

 
 

 

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