Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, books of poems include "Rhapsody in Plain Yellow" and "The Terrace Empty." She also published a book of magical fiction called "Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen." 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.
Chin has won numerous awards, including the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard, the Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship at Bellagio, the Anisfield Wolf Book Award, the Stegner Fellowship, the PEN/Josephine Miles Award, five Pushcart Prizes and a Fulbright Fellowship to Taiwan. Her works have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. She presently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Her new book is "A Portrait of the Self as a Nation."