Chin, Marilyn 1999

Wednesday, February 24, 1999
with Mei-Mei Berssenbrugger and Arthur Sze


Yellow gold is meaningless
Learning is better than pearls
A woman without brilliance
Leaves nothing but dim children

– Marilyn Chin, “from Two Inch Fables”

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Read this interview with Marilyn Chin from the Los Angeles Review of Books:

Elegies, Allergies, and Other Elusions: Marilyn Chin Talks Hard Love – Los Angeles Review of Books

POET OF CONTRADICTIONS, poignant sentiment, beat-your-ass toughness, and unexpected humor, Hong Kong­-born, Oregon-raised Marilyn Chin reflects a sensibility marinated in the traditions of the East and West.

My shadow followed me to San Diego
silently, she never complained.
No green card, no identity pass,
she is wedded to my fate.

– Marilyn Chin, “Get Rid of the X”

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Watch Marilyn Chin read her poetry at the Zalaznick Reading Series:

Reading by Poet and Writer Marilyn Chin – Thursday, November 12, 2015

Marilyn Chin reads poetry from her award-winning collection,_Hard Love Province_, as well as selections from her fiction work, as part of the Fall 2015 Zalaznick Reading Series. Cornell University Dept. of English, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall

Marilyn Chin begins speaking at 6:21 minutes.

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