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Knox Gardner Shares “Splintered” by Shin Yu Pai

Shin Yu is a poet, essayist and visual artist. She is the author of several books of poetry, most recently, Ens? (Entre Ríos Books, 2020), and AUX ARCS (La Alameda, 2013), Adamantine (White Pine, 2010), Sightings: Selected Works [2000-2005] (1913 Press, 2007) and Equivalence (La Alameda, 2003). She served as the fourth poet laureate of the City of Redmond from 2015 to 2017 and has been an artist in residence for the Seattle Art Museum, Town Hall Seattle, and Pacific Science Center. In 2014, she was nominated for a Stranger Genius Award in Literature.

She lives and works in the Pacific Northwest where she produces and curates events for Atlas Obscura. For more info, visit

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.