Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Mary E. Rolling Reading Series
Paterno Library, Foster Auditorium
Penn State University Libraries
University Park, Pennsylvania
About the event: Award-winning poet Kimiko Hahn, this year’s Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Paterno Library’s Foster Auditorium. The reading, which is also part of the Mary E. Rolling Reading Series, is free and open to the public. The Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence is primarily funded through the generosity of Steven Fisher, a 1970 Penn State graduate in English. For more than a decade, a well-known poet, fiction writer, or nonfiction writer has visited campus for a week each year to share their expertise and work with students in the graduate Creative Writing Program and undergraduate creative writing classes.
The Fisher Family Writer-in-Residence and the Rolling Reading Series also receive support from the Joseph L. Grucci Poetry Endowment, the College of the Liberal Arts, the Department of English, and University Libraries.
About the Author: Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten books of poetry, including most recently, Brain Fever (Norton, 2014). She has received numerous honors, including the PSA's Shelley Memorial Prize, the PEN/Voelcker Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. She is a distinguished professor in creative writing at Queens College (CUNY) and lives in Forest Hills, New York.
Praise for Brood:
"Kimiko Hahn's poems glow with concentrated energy."
"One of the most important poets of our time."
"Kimiko Hahn stands as a welcome voice of experimentation and passion."