Michelle Lin

is a poet, community arts organizer, and author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), a lyrical examination of Asian American identity, gender and sisterhood, the inheritance of stories, and survival from trauma. 

She has performed for Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture, Litquake, and other festivals. 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.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s MFA program and of the University of California Riverside’s Creative Writing program, she is a fellow of Kundiman, a national collective dedicated to the cultivation of Asian American literature. She works in nonprofit development at RYSE Youth Center.

Photography by Jennifer Baquing
Hair & Make-up by Kiriko Kikuchi