Marilyn Chin

  • Birth: 1955, Hongkong

Marilyn Chin is a Chinese American poet and writer, an activist and feminist, and a Professor of English. Her poetry focuses on social issues, especially those related to Asian American feminism and bi-cultural identity. In addition to writing poetry, Marilyn Chin has translated poems by the modern Chinese poet Ai Qing and co-translated poems by the Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu.


  • The United Artists Foundation Fellowship
  • Radcliffe Institute Fellowship at Harvard
  • She won two National Endowment for the Arts grants.
  • Nominated as Academy of American Poets Chancellor in 2018

Poetry Collections

  • A Portrait of the Self As Nation: New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton, 2018)
  • Hard Love Province (W.W. Norton, 2014), won the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award


  • Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen: A Novel (2009)