Shin Yu Pai is an award-winning poet and essayist. Her books include Aux Arcs (La Alameda, 2013), Adamantine (White Pine, 2010), Sightings (1913 Press, 2007) and Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003). In 2020, Entre Rios Books published ENSO, a 20-year mid-career survey of her work across creative disciplines. Her most recent poetry collection, Virga (Empty Bowl, 2021), was covered in MS. Magazine, Georgia Review, Poets & Writers, Shelf Awareness, and elsewhere. In 2022, Shin Yu was awarded an artist fellowship from Artist Trust. From 2015 to 2017, Shin Yu served as poet laureate for The City of Redmond where she created large-scale public art installations using poetry.
Over the years, Shin Yu has taught creative writing at Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Dallas, Hugo House, Gemini Ink, Grub Street, Northwest Film Forum, The Henry Art Gallery, and The Write on the Sound Conference, in addition to serving as a BA poetry thesis reader at Hendrix College. She has taught seminars in professional practice for artists at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Tualatin Valley Creates’ Arts Incubator Program. In her work as an independent publicist, she has created publicity campaigns and supported titles from Chin Music Press and Pleasure Boat Studio.