Biography

Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and teaches in the Bay Area. Her poetry chapbooks are Ruins of a glittering palace (SPA/Commonwealth Projects) and Score and Bone (Nomadic Press). Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. She was a 2019 Visiting Scholar in the Department of English at UC Berkeley. Win is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito, California (2016 - 2018). Her full-length poetry collection is Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn, 2020), longlisted for the 2021 PEN America Open Book Award. She often collaborates with visual artists, musicians, and other writers and is a Spring 2021 ARC Poetry Fellow at UC Berkeley.

Appointments
Inaugural poet laureate of El Cerrito, California (2016-2018)
Education
BA, English, Concentration in Creative Writing, CSU Long Beach
Selected Publications

Storage Unit for the Spirit House (Omnidawn, 2020)

Invisible Gifts, Poems (Manic D Press, 2018)

Score and Bone (Nomadic Press, 2016)

Awards & Distinctions

Arts Research Center Community Poetry Fellow

Longlist for the 2021 PEN America Open Book Award