Shirley Lim

Shirley Geok-lin Lim received the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, first for a woman and Asian. She’s published 10 poetry collections, recently The Irreversible Sun, Ars Poetica for the Day, and Do You Live In?, 3 short story collections, 2 novels, a children’s novel, and The Shirley Lim Collection. Her poems are anthologized and published in Hudson Review, Feminist Studies, Virginia Quarterly, Wasafiri, and other journals; featured by Bill Moyers, Tracey K. Smith, and other TV and radio hosts; set to music; and widely translated. She received 2 American Book awards, the Multiethnic Literatures of the United States Lifetime and Feminist Press Lifetime Achievement Awards, and UCSB Faculty Research Lecture Award.

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