Shin Yu is a poet, essayist and visual artist. She is the author of several books of poetry, including AUX ARCS (La Alameda, 2013), Adamantine (White Pine, 2010), Sightings: Selected Works [2000-2005], (1913 Press, 2007) and Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003). She served as the fourth poet laureate of the City of Redmond from 2015 to 2017 and has been an artist in residence for the Seattle Art Museum, Town Hall Seattle, and Pacific Science Center. In 2014, she was nominated for a Stranger Genius Award in Literature.
She is a three-time fellow of The MacDowell Colony and has also been in residence at The Ragdale Foundation, Centrum, and The National Park Service. Her visual work has been shown at The Dallas Museum of Art, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Three Arts Club of Chicago, and The Museum of American Jazz.
She lives and works in the Pacific Northwest where she produces and curates events for Atlas Obscura. For more info, visit www.shinyupai.com.
We will be presenting a retrospective of Shin Yu’s intimate book arts and wide-ranging public poetry projects in the late spring of 2019. 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.
Photo credit: Cleo Barnett