The Narrow Road to the Interior

The Narrow Road to the Interior

By Kimiko Hahn

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393330274, 109pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 2008

Description
Kimiko Hahn, "a welcome voice of experimentation and passion" (Bloomsbury Review), takes up the Japanese prose-poetry genre zuihitsu literally "running brush," which utilizes tactics such as juxtaposition, contradiction, and broad topical variety in exploring her various identities as mother and lover, wife and poet, daughter of varied traditions."