A Professor and Poet

San Diego State

Marilyn Chin is among SDSU’s esteemed Emeritus Faculty

Professor of Creative Writing

Department of English and Comparative Literature



Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts

Grace Hazard Conkling Writer-in-Residence

Spring 2017



DePauw University

Greencastle, Indiana

Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing

Spring 2018

Notable Speaking Engagements

In July of 2014, on a panel at the Museum of Chinese in America, Re-imagining Asian American (and American) Poetry, Marilyn Chin read, spoke, and performed as a panelist along with Dorothy J. Wang, Paolo Javier, and John Yau. Yau describes the experience as a co-panelist with Chin and reader of her poetry in his article, “Marilyn Chin: Poet, Translator, Provocateur,” on Hyperallergic.

At the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in March of 2018, Marilyn Chin participation on the panel, From the Stanza to the Paragraph: Poets Who Write Prose. The session explored the questions: “Why do poets turn to writing prose? What can a poem say that prose cannot and vice versa? Is the reason one chooses to write in one genre over the other about audience? About subject matter? What steps or process does a writer take to move from poetry to prose? How does being a poet impact one’s prose style?”



The Blackbird Poetry Festival

Columbia, Maryland

April 26, 2018


Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

February 8, 2017


Ursinus College

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

September 21, 2017


Dodge Poetry Festival

Newark, New Jersey

October 21, 2016


Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

November 12, 2015


Wells College

Aurora, New York

November 13, 2015


Lewis & Clark College

Portland Oregon

September 26, 2014