Shin Yu Pai
County: King County
Shin Yu Pai is a Taiwanese-American poet, essayist, and visual artist. She is the author of several books of poetry, including Virga (Empty Bowl, 2021), ENSŌ (Entre Ríos Books, 2020), 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 and Pacific Science Center. In 2014, she was nominated for a Stranger Genius Award in Literature. She is a three-time fellow of MacDowell and has also been in residence at Taipei Artist Village, Soul Mountain, 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. Her poetry films have screened at the Zebra Poetry Festival and the Northwest Film Forum’s Cadence video poetry festival. Her personal essays have appeared in Zocalo Public Square, Off Assignment, Seattle Met, Tricycle, Atlas Obscura, South Seattle Emerald, and YES! Magazine. Shin Yu is the recipient of awards from 4Culture, The City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, Satterberg Foundation, Windrose Fund, Awesome Foundation, and Puffin Foundation. She lives and works in Bitter Lake.
Artist External Links
Adamantine, Publisher: White Pine Press, 2010.
Aux Arcs, Publisher: La Alameda Press, 2013.
Unnecessary Roughness, Publisher: Espoo, Finland xPress, 2011.
Trout Creek = Little Water, installation for Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long with ViewMaster reels, 2019
Heirloom, apples tattooed with sunlight, credit Katy Tuttle, 2015
Performance still from a performance of "Embarkation" for Ampersand Live!, credt Forterra, 2019
Splintered, Shin Yu Pai, recycled boards with hand-hammered text, 2019
Heyday, credit James McDaniel, animated poem, 2017