Firstborn – Shin Yu Pai

Multidisciplinary writer and artist Shin Yu Pai, known primarily for her poetry, worked on a collection of personal essays about her relationship to Taiwanese identity during her time as a 2016 Jack Straw Writer. She talks with curator Karen Finneyfrock about her writing and research practices, and why she chose to explore these particular themes in the form of essays. “This particular project is one for me that explores cultural roles, gender roles, and my relationship to family in terms of my relationship with my father . . . as well as my relationship to my son.”

Music by Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.