Kimiko Hahn is the author of seven poetry collections. The Unbearable Heart won the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award. She has received numerous grants, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award. She teaches at Queens College/The City University of New York.
“Reading The Unbearable Heart you have the sense of someone tearing the past apart and rebuilding with naked, raw hands. The work is furious, flawed and absolutely necessary.”
— Adrienne Rich
“It may sound odd to call a book of elegies exciting, but while reading The Unbearable Heart you’ll find yourself catching your breath 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.”
— Cornelius Eady
“Hahn’s gaze is confident and immediate”
— Poetry Calendar