Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin is an award-winning poet and her works have become Asian American classics and are taught all over the world. She has published six books of poetry. Her newest book of poems is called SAGE (W.W.Norton, 2023). Her best hits collection: A PORTRAIT OF THE SELF AS NATION: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS is now in paperback. Her book of wild girl fiction is called REVENGE OF THE MOONCAKE VIXEN.

She has won numerous awards, including the Ruth Lilly Prize , the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the United States Artist Foundation Award, the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship to Bellagio, two NEAs, the Stegner Fellowship, A Lannan fellowship, the PEN/Josephine Miles Award, a Fulbright Award to Taiwan, and others.

She has translated the works of Ai Qing, Gozo Yoshimasu, Ho Xuan Huong and others and is presently working on translating the works of female Daoist adepts of the Tang dynasty.

She is featured in major anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women and The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, The Penguin Anthology of 20thhCentury Poetry. Presently, she is the Holmes Visiting Poet at Princeton. She also serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Adrienne Rich said of Marilyn Chin’s poems: “Marilyn Chin’s poems excite and incite the imagination through their brilliant cultural interfacings, their theatre of anger, ‘fierce and tender,’ their compassion, and their high mockery of wit. Reading her, our sense of the possibilities of poetry is opened further, and we feel again what an active, powerful art it can be.”