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Chun Yu

Award-Winning Bilingual Poet

Chun Yu, Ph.D. is an award-winning bilingual poet, graphic novelist, scientist, and translator. She is the author of the multi-award-winning memoir in verse Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution (Simon & Schuster) and a historical graphic novel in progress (Macmillan). Her work is taught internationally in world history and culture classes. Her poetry has been widely published in anthologies and journals. Her bilingual poem The Map is published by Arion Press as its spring broadside, dedicated to the 2021 graduating class, their families and teachers around the country. She is an honoree of the 2020 YBCA 100 for creative changemakers. She has won support and collaborations from San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach, Poets & Writers, Asian Art Museum, Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, Museum of the African Diaspora, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, and many more. Her project Two Languages/One Community with poet Michael Warr brings Asian and African-American communities together through poetry and storytelling. Chun holds a B.S. and M.S. from Peking University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in chemistry and biomaterials. She was a postdoctoral fellow in a Harvard-MIT joint program. Her website www.chunyu.org