Kimiko Hahn won the American Book Award in 1996 for her last book
of poems entitled The Unbearable Heart. She also received the
Theodore Roethke Poetry award for her previous book, Earshot, as
well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New
York Foundation for the Arts. Her other books include Air Pocket
and We Stand Our Ground. She is currently a professor of poetry
writing and literature at Queens College/CUNY.
"Reading The Unbearable Heart you'll find yourself catching your
breath almost as much as you weep. . . . If the poet's work is to find a
way to speak the unutterable, take this book as your guide."
"Reading Kimiko Hahn's The Unbearable Heart you have the sense
of someone tearing the past apart and rebuilding with naked raw hands.
The work is furious . . . and absolutely necessary." --Adrienne Rich
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