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Michelle Lin is a poet, activist, and author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press), a lyrical examination of Asian American identity, gender and daughterhood, the inheritance of stories, and survival from trauma. Her poems can be found in HEArt, Apogee, Powder Keg Magazine, Dusie, Asian American Literary Review, North American Review, ZYZZYVA, Adrienne, Quaint Magazine, Aster(ix), and more. She has performed for Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture, grlhood-redefining the I // here I am, Litquake, and more. Her work was showcased in Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s “Lo Writer of the Week” and the Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s Public Poetry Project. She has taught art and poetry for the Gluck Fellows Program for the Arts, LEAPS summer program, Young Writer’s Institute, and the University of Pittsburgh. She has edited for journals Hot Metal Bridge, B. E. Quarterly, and Mosaic, and currently serves as Poetry Reader for Twelfth House Journal. She works for API Legal Outreach, a social justice non-profit serving marginalized communities in the greater Bay Area. She is a Kundiman fellow.

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