Co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America
Kimiko Hahn is the author of nine books of poems, including: Brain Fever (W.W. Norton, 2014) and Toxic Flora (WWN, 2010), both collections prompted by science, and most recently Foreign Bodies (WW Norton, 2020). Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, PEN/Voelcker Award, Shelley Memorial Prize, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the N.Y. Foundation for the Arts. In 2016 Kimiko was elected President of the Board of Governors, Poetry Society of America.
Monica Sok is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. She is the author of Year Zero, winner of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Her work has been recognized with a "Discovery" Prize from 92Y. She has received fellowships and residencies from Hedgebrook, Elizabeth George Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Kundiman, Jerome Foundation, Montalvo Arts Center, MacDowell Colony, Saltonstall Foundation, and others. Currently, Sok is a 2018-2020 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She teaches poetry to Southeast Asian youths at the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants and Banteay Srei in Oakland, California. She is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her debut poetry collection A Nail the Evening Hangs On (2020) is from Copper Canyon Press.
In conversation with NYU Creative Writing Program Director Deborah Landau, the author of four poetry collections, most recently Soft Targets.