Shin Yu PaiPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20140110, 20130531
Taiwanese-American poet Shin Yu Pai was born in Illinois, raised in California, schooled in Massachusetts, Colorado, and Washington State and has lived in Texas and Arkansas, in big cities and small towns, yet people still think of her as a foreigner. She discusses how her poetry's improved with her wanderlust and reads from her seventh collection, Adamantine, and her earlier work, Sightings, in which she not only composed the poetry but also collaborated with designer, Rolando Murillo, on the hand carved cover art. Pai also reads "Crater of Diamonds" from her 2013 collection, Aux Arcs.
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