Maw Shein Win

Poet, Spoken Word Artist

El Cerrito, CA 94530

Author's Bio

Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in many journals and several anthologies including MARY: A Journal of New Writing, Talking Writing, Poetry International, Cimarron Review, Fanzine, and others. She was an Artist in Residence at Headlands Center for the Arts and is a member of the Writers Grotto. Her collaborative book with paintings by artist Mark Dutcher, Ruins of a glittering palace, was published by SPA/Commonwealth Projects. Her most recent poetry chapbook is Score and Bone on Nomadic Press. Her full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito, California (2016 - 2018). She is a Visiting Scholar in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley for Spring 2019. Her forthcoming second full-length collection of poetry will be published by Omnidawn in Fall 2020.

Publications & Prizes

Invisible Gifts: Poems (Manic D Press, 2018)
Score and Bone (Nomadic Press, 2016)

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Last update: Apr 24, 2019