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Marilyn


Chin

Marilyn Chin
Poet
La Mesa, CA
2007

This award was generously supported by Samuel Hoi.
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Marilyn Chin is a widely acclaimed poet and feminist activist. She became interested in poetry while translating Tang dynasty texts for her undergraduate degree in classical Chinese literature. She has published three collections of her work, which are considered Asian American classics, as well as translations of modern Chinese and Japanese poetry. Chin writes about Asian American concerns of assimilation and bicultural identity and explores different poetic styles and forms.

  • Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, 2002; photo courtesy Don Romero and W.W. Norton