New Book from JKS Alumna!


Congratulations to Shin Yu Pai on her new book Aux Arcs:

“Shin Yu Pai’s new collection of poems, AUX ARCS, is rooted in the Ozarks but makes arches and connections across the globe. In taut, luminous lines, she explores cross-cultural tensions and digs ever deeper to claim ‘the warmth of metaphoric stone hollowed out from the body’s beryl.'”—Arthur Sze

Check out Crowd the Book’s interview with Shin Yu here!

Or read a book review of Aux Arcs at the Stranger.

books-570Shin Yu Pai is the author of several poetry books, including ADAMANTINE (White Pine, 2010), and SIGHTINGS: SELECTED WORKS (2000-2005) (1913 Press, 2007). Her work has been commissioned twice by the Dallas Museum of Art and she is former writer-in-residence for the Seattle Art Museum. A visual artist, she has exhibited her work at the Paterson Museum, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and the Three Arts Club of Chicago. Shin Yu received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied at Naropa University. A recipient of awards from the Arkansas Arts Council, 4Culture, the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and the Cambridge Arts Council, Shin Yu has completed residencies at the Ragdale Foundation, Taipei Artist Village, Soul Mountain, and is a three-time fellow of The MacDowell Colony. Shin Yu lives in the Pacific Northwest.