Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon. Her books of poems include Hard Love Province, Rhapsody in Plain Yellow, Dwarf Bamboo, and The Phoenix Gone, The Terrace Empty. Her book of fiction is called Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen. She has won numerous awards, including the United Artist Foundation Fellowship, the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at Bellagio, two NEAs, the Stegner Fellowship, the PEN/Josephine Miles Award, five Pushcart Prizes, a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan, and residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Lannan and Djerassi Foundations. She is featured in a variety of anthologies, including the Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, the Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century Poetry, and the Best American Poetry. In addition to writing poetry and fiction, she has translated poems by the modern Chinese poet Ai Qing and co-translated poems by the Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu. Her new book of poems Hard Love Province won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 2015, an award that honors important contributions that address the issues of racism and diversity. Presently, Marilyn Chin is the Grace Hazard Conkling Poet-in-Resident at Smith College.