Toxic Flora: Poems

Kimiko Hahn (Author)
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from "On Deceit as Survival"
Yet another species resembles
a female bumble bee,
ending in frustrated trysts--
or appears to be two fractious males
which also attracts--no surprise--
a third curious enough to join the fray.
What to make of highly evolved Beauty
bent on deception as survival--

Product Details

Price: $16.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published Date: October 03, 2011
Pages: 124
Dimensions: 5.4 X 0.4 X 8.1 inches | 0.3 pounds
ISBN: 9780393341140
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About the Author

Kimiko Hahn is the author of ten collections of poems. Her honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Voelcker Award, and a Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. She is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation, Queens College, City University of New York, and lives in Queens.

Reviews

Starred Review. These sharp, gut-punching lyrics quote from and/or borrow the diction of science writing in order to investigate more personal issues, including the traumas of girlhood, adolescence, and family in general, as well as the intricacies of loveā€¦. In what may be Hahn's best book to date.
She is a superb lyric poet.
She is a superb lyric poet. "
These sharp, gut-punching lyrics quote from and/or borrow the diction of science writing in order to investigate more personal issues . . . but the real thrill comes not from Hahn's personal revelations but from the ways they dovetail so surprisingly with contemporary scientific observations.... This may be Hahn's best book to date. "