The Poetry Society of America, founded in 1910, choose Kimiko Hahn, an English professor at Queens College, as its new president of PSA.
Hahn was on the board for seven years and succeeds Ruth Kaplan, who held the position since 2007. At first, she did not accept the nomination.
“It seemed like a position I wouldn’t be able to do with the amount of time I have because I have so many projects and I teach. But I thought about it and I have a sabbatical coming up. So I called the person back and I said do you still want me? I’m really pleased,” Hahn said.