Michelle Lin

Michelle Lin (they/she) is a poet, artist, & cultural worker. The firstborn daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, their creative work explores themes of dissociation, estrangement, generational trauma and rupture, mental health, and surviving sexual and gender trauma. They are the author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), a lyrical examination about the inheritance of stories and cyclical nature of trauma. Her poetry has been published in over 30 literary journals, and was anthologized in Bettering American Poetry, a book series seeking to dismantle the gatekeeping, tokenization, and marginalization of poets of color. Passionate about building loving, liberating spaces for diasporic artists of color, they co-host KSW’s podcast “We Won’t Move: A Living Archive” and direct the Artist Growth Program at ARTogether in Oakland.