The Artist's Daughter by Kimiko Hahn

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"Kimiko Hahn stands as a welcome voice of experimentation and passion."—Bloomsbury Review

Kimiko Hahn's poetry explores the interplay—and tensions—among her various identities: mother, lover, wife, poet, and daughter of both the Midwest and Asia. However astonishing her subjects—from sideshow freaks to sadomasochistic fantasy—they ultimately emerge in this startling collection as moving images of the deepest levels of our shared humanity. "Love and betrayal, hatred and fidelity all combine in these poems which take us into the dark woods of our own psyche."—Ai

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Kimiko Hahn is the author of several books of poetry, including The Narrow Road to the Interior, The Artist's Daughter, Mosquito and Ant, and Toxic Flora. Her many honors include the American Book Award. She lives in New York City.
Published October 17, 2002 by W. W. Norton & Company. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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An odd poem-by-poem reclamation of power takes place via the recitation of sexual taboos from incest to necrophilia, and (as in Hahn's previous collection, Mosquito and Ant) poems that linger over the death of the poet's mother.

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