Justin Chin was born in Malaysia and died on December 24, 2015.
He was a Malaysian-American poet
Justin was educated in Singapore and at the University of Hawaii.
Chin’s first book of poetry, Bite Hard, was published in 1997 by San Francisco’s Manic D Press.
His work expresses and combine the personal, political, and commercial implications of claiming a queer Asian American identity.
Justin has authored several collections of poetry, including Harmless Medicine (2001), and Gutted (2006), which won the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Poetry and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His prose collections, which weave criticism with memoir and fiction, include Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes, & Pranks (1998), Burden of Ashes (2002), and Attack of the Man-Eating Lotus Blossoms (2005).
He was living in San Francisco, before his death.
Justin Chin passed away at 46 years old due to a stroke.