Marilyn Chin was born in Hong Kong. She is the author of four previous poetry collections and a novel. Her latest work is Portrait of the Self as Nation. Her work has appeared in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, and Best American Poetry, among other publications. The winner of the PEN/Josephine Miles Literary Award, five Pushcart Prizes, fellowships from the United States Artists Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, among other honors, she lives in San Diego. Find Marilyn online at marilynchin.org.