Kimiko Hahn has been attracted to disparate source material over her nine collections of poetry--whether Flaubert's sex-tour in
The Unbearable Heart, an exhumation in
The Artist's Daughter or classical Japanese forms in
The Narrow Road to the Interior. Rarefied fields of science prompted her latest collections
Toxic Flora and
Brain Fever. An advocate of chapbooks, her latest is
The Cryptic Chamber. Hahn is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation of the Arts, as well as a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, and an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award. Her most recent award was a Guggenheim Fellowship and she is a distinguished professor at Queens College, City University of New York.