Poetry by the Sea is delighted to have Kimiko Hahn as our second keynote speaker. The keynote reading will take place on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, following the banquet. Books will be available for sale before and after the keynote, and you are also welcome to bring books you already own for a brief signing after the event.

Kimiko Hahn, author of nine books, finds that disparate sources have given way to her poetry—whether black lung disease in Volatile, Flaubert's sex-tour in The Unbearable Heart, an exhumation in The Artist's Daughter, or classical Japanese forms in The Narrow Road to the Interior. Rarified fields of science prompted her latest collections Toxic Flora and Brain Fever, and her latest chapbook is The Cryptic Chamber. Hahn's most recent award was a Guggenheim Fellowship and she is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York.