Shin Yu Pai is the author of several collections of poetry including AUX ARCS (La Alameda), Adamantine (White Pine), Sightings (1913 Press), and Equivalence (La Alameda). She was the fourth poet laureate of the City of Redmond and has been the recipient of awards from 4Culture, Artist Trust, The City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, and the Awesome Foundation. A 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee, Shin Yu’s work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, and Canada. She has been a featured presenter at national and international literary festivals including the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival and the Montreal Zen Poetry Festival.
She is a former writer in residence for Seattle Art Museum and has exhibited her artwork at VALA Eastside, The American Jazz Museum, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Three Arts Club, and other galleries. Poems have been commissioned by the Dallas Museum of Art twice and her work is also featured in the Poetry-in-Motion Program sponsored by DART. Shin Yu received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in Museology from the University of Washington. After living for many years in Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Dallas, and the Little Rock area, she found her home in the Pacific Northwest. She lives with her family in Seattle, where she designs and curates events for Atlas Obscura. Learn more at www.shinyupai.com.
We will be presenting a retrospective of Shin Yu’s intimate book arts and wide-ranging public poetry projects in the Fall of 2018. A consummate collaborator, deeply involved with the environment around her, we are greatly honored to showcase in one sumptuous volume, with an audio download component, this work by a strikingly original Seattle poet.
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