Discipline: Literature – poetry

Shin Yu Pai

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Seattle, WA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2003, 2004, 2011

Shin Yu Pai is the author of several books of poetry including Aux Arcs (La Alameda, 2013), Adamantine (White Pine, 2010), Sightings (1913 Press, 2007), and Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003). In 2020, Entre Rios Books will publish ENSO — a mid-career survey that encompasses 20 years of work across disciplines including poetry, book arts, installation, animation, and public art. Her nonfiction work has appeared in YES! Magazine, Tricycle, International Examiner, and City Arts. She served as the fourth Poet Laureate of the City of Redmond from 2015 to 2017.

Portrait by Daniel Carrillo



Shin Yu Pai worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for its first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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