KGB: Nicole Cooley & Kimiko Hahn reading

November 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kimiko Hahn, author of nine books, finds that disparate sources have given way to her poetry—whether black lung disease in Volatile, 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.  Rarified fields of science prompted her latest collections Toxic Flora and Brain Fever. A passionate advocate of chapbooks, her most recent was Resplendent Slug. Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, PEN/Voelcker Award, Shelley Memorial Prize.  Hahn is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York and the President of the Board, The Poetry Society of America.  She will read work from the forthcoming chapbook Brood.

Nicole Cooley is a poet and non-fiction writer and the author of eight books:  five books of poems, a chapbook, a novel and an artists book.  Her newest collection Girl after Girl after Girl is forthcoming from LSU Press in October 2017.  Essay Press published her digital chapbook Frozen Charlottes, A Sequence last year. Her work has been supported by a Creative and Performing Artists Fellowship at The American Antiquarian Society as well as a grant from the NEA. Her poetry and non-fiction has appeared most recently in The Atlantic, The Rumpus, Narrative, and Drunken Boat.  She is a professor of English and the director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College—City University of New York.