Kim-An Lieberman‘s writing is a study on how the media shapes contemporary culture. She uses stories and characters featured in the media in her work. Through poetry, Lieberman is able to create unique, playful portraits of her subjects and continue a long tradition of storytelling.
Lieberman is the author of Breaking the Map: Poems (Blue Begonia, 2008). Her poems, essays and articles have appeared in both literary and academic publications. She teaches poetry writing, Asian American literature and the history of artistic responses to war at Lakeside School.
This podcast was produced as part of the 2009 Jack Straw Writers Program. All of the writers heard in this series are published in the Jack Straw Writers Anthology, and featured online at http://www.jackstraw.org/.
Music in this podcast is performed by Matt Weiner and Del Rey and was recorded as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.
Seattle lost a unique voice – and we lost a friend – when 2009 Jack Straw Writer Kim-An Lieberman passed away in December 2013. On May 4, 2014 we gathered to celebrate her life and work, and the publication of In Orbit, her final collection of poems. Please visit this special web page to read more about Kim-An and hear audio from the event.