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Kimiko Hahn THE HYBRID POEM – LIVE Poetry June 21 to June 25, 2021 Number of Participants: 12 Price: $550 Format: 1 Week Asynchronous Workshop

The hybrid text is not new but the word and our regard for the multi-genre approach is relatively new. So, our opening questions are: how to begin and how to make meaningful choices without succumbing to a slap-dash, trendy-looking text? Other questions: What kinds of choices are there? How to even make choices? We will begin each day with example texts for the sake of finding approaches and models. For the hands-on dimension of the class, we will mix up various texts, genres, and media. Students should expect to write new material, to literally rip up your old stuff, and to research in areas that may be unfamiliar (think: the Psittaciformes or the origin of canals or the etymology of the word asylum). Eventually, everyone will lay everything out on the floor to get a picture of progression and cohesion. This is a generative workshop open to all. A good amount of experience in one genre is recommended.

LIVE TIME: 2pm-4pm EST.


Kimiko Hahn casts a wide net for subject matter. In her latest collection Foreign Bodies, she revisits the personal as political while exploring the immigrant body, the endangered animal's body, objects removed from children's bodies, hoarded things, and charms. The Ghost Forest: new and selected poems is forthcoming. She is currently co-editing an anthology of zuihitsu. Hahn is the 2023 recipient of the Ruth Lilly Prize for Lifetime Achievement from The Poetry Foundation. She teaches in the MFA Program for Creative Writing and Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York.

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