Kimiko Hahn

Kimiko Hahn (Poetry) | New York, NY

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Kimiko Hahn is the author of nine collections, most recently Brain Fever and Toxic Flora, both prompted by science; also, The Narrow Road to the Interior, inspired by Japanese poetics. Latest chapbooks Brood and collaboration Dovetail. Awards include Guggenheim Fellowship, Shelley Award, PEN/Voelker Award, and honors from Kundiman and The Asian American Writers Workshop. She teaches as a distinguished professor in the MFA program at Queens College, City University of NY.


Brain Fever (WW Norton, 2014). Poetry.
Toxic Flora (WW Norton, 2010). Poetry.
The Narrow Road to the Interior (WW Norton, 2006). Poetry.

The Artist’s Daughter (WW Norton, 2002). Poetry.
Mosquito & Ant (WW Norton, 2000). Poetry.
Volatile (Hanging Loose Press, 1999). Poetry.

The Unbearable Heart (Kaya Press, 1996). Poetry.
Earshot (Hanging Loose Press, 1992). Poetry.
Air Pocket (Hanging Loose Press, 1988). Poetry.


Blurbs, Press & Reviews

“In Brain Fever, Kimiko Hahn moves through the rooms of the mind with an oneiric weightlessness. She also touches concrete ground in the realm of neuroscience, and in the world outside the mind, where love, betrayal, regret, and debilitating loss reside. This is a beautiful and troubling book, a marriage of what matters most: the mysteries buried at our very core and the world that cradles and cuts into us at every turn.”
—Tracy K. Smith

Brain Fever is not a comfortable book of poetry; it’s an ambitious, sharp-edged inquiry into the mysteries of the human heart, the mind, and some of the wonders of the universe. The poet’s stunning interweaving of word play and associations with details from scientific research makes it a fascinating read.
New York Journal of Books

“Kimiko Hahn stands as a welcome voice of e pediment action and passion.”
Bloomsbury Review

“Kimiko Hahn uses the extremes of human experience to examine the deep trouble and struggles of desire, the covert ties that bind together ordinary lovers, parents, and children. Rigorous intelligence, fierce anger, and finally a deep vulnerability informs these poems.”
—Mark Doty

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