Kimiko Hahn Biography | Author of Pine

Kimiko Hahn
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Ethnicity: Asian-American

Nationality 1: American

Birthdate: 1955

Kimiko Hahn, an award-winning poet, was born in 1955 in Mount Kisco, New York. Her mother, of Japanese ancestry and born in Hawaii, and her father, of German ancestry and born in Wisconsin, were both artists. When Hahn was ready for college, she enrolled at the University of Iowa, where she decided upon a double major in English and East Asian studies. Upon graduation, she was accepted at Columbia University and eventually received a master's degree in Japanese literature.

Hahn's first book, written in collaboration with her fellow poets Gale Jackson and Susan Sherman, was published in 1988 as We Stand Our Ground. In this work, Hahn and her coauthors explore the challenges of finding a common ground among people with differing ethnic backgrounds. Hahn states that she leans more toward her mother's Japanese background and has spent most of her adult life...

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