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Maw Shein Win

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Maw Shein Win's most recent poetry collection is Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn) which was nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Poetry, longlisted for the PEN America Open Book Award, and CALIBA's Golden Poppy Award for Poetry. Win's previous collections include Invisible Gifts and two chapbooks Ruins of a glittering palace and Score and Bone. Win’s Process Note Series features poets and their process. Win often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers and was recently selected as a 2023 YBCA 100 Honoree. Along with Dawn Angelicca Barcelona and Mary Volmer, she is a co-founder of Maker, Mentor, Muse, a new literary community.


  • Inaugural poet laureate of El Cerrito, California (2018-2020)


  • CSU Long Beach, BA in English, Concentration in Creative Writing

Awards & Distinctions

Selected Publications

  • Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn, 2020)

  • Invisible Gifts, Poems (Manic D Press, 2018)

  • Score and Bone (Nomadic Press, 2016)

  • Ruins of a glittering palace (SPA/Commonwealth)