April 23, 2019KR Podcast

KR Podcast with Kimiko Hahn

Poet Kimiko Hahn talks about the significance of translation and conceiving words as portals and playgrounds with her Peter Taylor Fellow Sylvia Beato-Davis.

Kimiko Hahn’s latest book, Brain Fever, is prompted by rarified fields of science. She is working on a new collection of zuihitsu, of which this fictionalized journal is a part. Hahn teaches in the Queens College/CUNY MFA program and is president of the board of the Poetry Society of America.

Sylvia Beato-Davis is a writer and an educator. Her poems and translations have been published in Split This Rock, Foglifter, and elsewhere. She is interested in body phenomenology, the politics of linguistics, and post-colonial identity, as well as research that seeks to understand how culture shapes language use and change. Her chapbook, Allegiances, is forthcoming from Ghostbird Press this year. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their dog.

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