Sophie Klahr, Victoria Chang & Kimiko Hahn
April 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT
Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/.
Sophie Klahr’s poems can be found in Alaska Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, Poetry London, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Blackbird, Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Foglifter, ZYZZYVA, The Rumpus (Voices on addiction feature), Frontier Poetry, and elsewhere. She is the author of Meet Me Here at Dawn and the chapbook _____ Versus recovery.
Klahr is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary Arts, among others, and was a recurrent long-term artist-in-residence at Art Farm.
Victoria Chang is a poet and children’s writer. She is the author of five full collections of poetry including OBIT, Barbie Chang, The Boss, Salvinia Molesta, and Circle. Her children’s books are Is Mommy? Beach Lane Books and Love Love (forthcoming). Chang has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Katherine Min MacDowell Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship, a Poetry Society of America Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, a Pushcart Prize, a Lannan Residency Fellowship, and other awards. Her poems have been widely published (including in Alaska Quarterly Review) and in The Best American Poetry.
Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten books of poems, including: Foreign Bodies; Brain Fever and Toxic Flora (both collections prompted by science); The Narrow Road to the Interior; The Unbearable Heart, which received an American Book Award; and Earshot, which was awarded the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and an Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award. As part of her service to the CUNY community, she initiated a Chapbook Festival that became an annual event co-sponsored by major literary organizations. Since then, she has added chapbooks to her publication list: Write it!, Brittle Process, Brood, Ragged Evidence, A Field Guide to the Intractable, Boxes with Respect, The Cryptic Chamber, and Resplendent Slug. In 2017, she and Tamiko Beyer collaborated on the chapbook Dovetail.
Honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, PEN/Voelcker Award, Shelley Memorial Prize, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the N.Y. Foundation for the Arts. She has taught in graduate programs at the University of Houston and New York University, and is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, The City University of New York; she has also taught for literary organizations such as the Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem, and Kundiman. From 2016-2019, Hahn was President of the Board of Governors, Poetry Society of America.