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Grace Wing-Yuan Toy's Biography

Member Info

Apr 2008

I am a Chinese American poet and writer. I received my B.A. in English from Rutgers University (1994). My poems have been published in dIS*orient, and printed as a winning limited edition broadside by the Center for Book Arts. My residencies include Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Centrum Creative Arts and Education, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. I am currently based in the New York metropolitan area.

Interests & Hobbies

Grace & Justice, "The Beloved Community", Family, America, China, Chinese Diaspora, Chinese/Asian America, Speech/Language, Philosophy, Psychology, Literature (esp. by other writers of color), TV, Film, Theater, Travel, Architecture, Photography, Painting, Sculpture, Conceptual Performance Art, Installation Art, Politics, Genealogy, Chinese & Japanese food, SF Bay Area, Civil Rights Movement, Fair & Organic Trade, Complementary/Alternative Medicine, Dance, Live Music, Radio, NYC (esp. Manhattan & Brooklyn), Poetry, Libraries, Bookstores, Internet, Conceptual Art, Jewish American Studies, African American Studies, Edward Hopper, Leland Wong, Arlan Huang, Environmental justice, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Chinese, Japanese & Scandinavian design, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Last.fm, Flickr.com, Paperbackswap.com, Swapacd.com, Swapadvd.com, Bookmooch.com, James Turrell, Lee Mingwei, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tina Midotti, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, et. al.