Maw Shein Win

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

El Cerrito, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and teaches in the Bay Area. Her poetry chapbooks are Ruins of a glittering palace (SPA/Commonwealth Projects) and Score and Bone (Nomadic Press). Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. She was a 2019 Visiting Scholar in the Department of English at UC Berkeley. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito, California (2016 - 2018). Her full-length poetry collection is Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn, 2020) which was long listed for the 2021 PEN America Open Book Award, nominated for a Northern California Book Award for Poetry, and short listed for CALIBA’s Golden Poppy Award for Poetry for 2021. She often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers and was a Spring 2021 ARC Poetry Fellow at UC Berkeley.

Publications & Prizes

Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn, 2020)
Invisible Gifts: Poems (Manic D Press, 2018)
Score and Bone (Nomadic Press, 2016)

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Last update: Oct 28, 2021