Kimiko Hahn Archive

Kimiko Hahn’s Sincere Assemblages

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The question of a collection whose various subjects are assembled, rather than logically produced, is less what they have in common; it is instead what they make in common.

Fragmentation and The Narrow Road to the Interior

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Kimiko Hahn’s 2006 poetry collection not only demonstrates the non-linear zuihitsu’s possibilities for relaying personal story, but also includes her meta-musings on genre and fragmentation itself, especially in terms of how “complete incompleteness” might serve as a haven for women artists—such subversions interrupt power, upset façade, and invite truth-telling.