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Award-Winning Poet Kimiko Hahn Here for March 4 Reading

February 26, 2009

Kimoko Hahn.jpgFebruary 26, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. - The 2008 winner of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, Kimiko Hahn, is "a welcome voice of experimentation and passion," opined Bloomsbury Review. On Wednesday, March 4, the poet will come to DePauw University to present a reading for the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard E. Peeler Art Center, and is free and open to all.

Hahn is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Narrow Road to the Interior (W.W. Norton, 2006); The Artist's Daughter (2002); Mosquito and Ant (1999); Volatile (1998); and The Unbearable Heart (1995), which received an American Book Award. Her other writings include Ain't Nuthin' But a She-Thing for MTV.

The judges for the PEN/Voelcker Award noted, "Withroy o west library spring.jpg 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 received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for 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. Hahn also serves as a distinguished professor in the M.F.A. program at Queens College/City University of New York (CUNY).

Learn more about the Kelly Writers Series by clicking here.

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