Esther Lin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and lived in the United States as an undocumented immigrant for 21 years. She is the author of The Ghost Wife, winner of the 2017 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship, selected by Patrick Rosal. She is a 2017–19 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and was awarded the Crab Orchard Review’s 2018 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize. She was also a proud recipient of the inaugural Undocupoets fellowship and a Poets House Emerging Poets fellowship in 2015. Currently she organizes for the Undocupoets and is a poetry reader for the Adroit Journal.

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