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Marilyn Chin Portrait

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, where her father was a restaurant owner, Marilyn (Mei Ling) Chin was educated at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Iowa's Writers Workshop. She now teaches at San Diego State University. In addition to her own poems, she has done translations, edited Writing from the World (1985), and was featured on the 1995 television series The Language of Life, broadcast on educational television.