Upisode 25: After a championship-level rant about the Showbox and related housing issues, Ian sits with poet, photographer, and public artist Shin Yu Pai, a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee. The pair discusses “when you know” about a career in writing and what makes “good” versus merely honest writing; Shin Yu shares her thoughts on form, and then the conversation turns to what it means to be a public artist in a time of great civic change.
About Shin Yu Pai
Shin Yu Pai‘s whose work has appeared throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, and Canada; her poems have been commissioned by the Dallas Museum of Art twice and her work is also featured in the Poetry-in-Motion Program sponsored by DART. She has been a featured presenter at national and international literary festivals including the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival and the Montreal Zen Poetry Festival.
Later this autumn, she will be busy staffing a trip to Bhutan for the collaborative global exploration project Atlas Obscura, for which she is curator, and has highly recommended both their international trips and Seattle programs.