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Logo for The Big ReadAuthor of eight collections of poetry, Kimiko Hahn reads from her most recent collection, "Toxic Flora" (W.W. Norton, 2010), illustrating connections between scientific study and poetry. Hahn's visit to UGA is supported by a grant from the Willson Center for the Humanities and Arts.

Special guest: Consul general of Japan, Takashi Shinozuka, who will provide introductory remarks before the poetry reading, "Tradition and Poetry in Japan: Tanka and the Imperial Family."

Light refreshments and Japanese tea will be provided as an afterglow to this event.

Admission: Free

This event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Museum of Art, UGA departments of Genetics, Plant Biology, Athletic Association Professor Dr. Julie Luft, Asian American Studies, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, The Comparative Literature Department, and the Consulate-General of Japan in Atlanta in partnership with Dr. Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor of Language and Literacy Education and "Poe-tober" in Athens.

This event will conclude NEA Big Read in Athens "Poe-tober" events.

The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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