Genny Lim

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Genny Lim (Genevieve) (born 1946 San Francisco, California) is an American poet, playwright, and performer.


She graduated from San Francisco State University, and from Columbia University in 1973. She teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

She lives in San Francisco with her two daughters, Colette and Danielle.[1][2] Her papers are held at University of California Santa Barbara.[3]


  • 1981 American Book Award
  • Bay Guardian Goldie, Creative Work Fund and Rockefeller for "Songline: The Spiritual Tributary of Paul Robeson Jr. and Mei Lanfang," collaboration with Jon Jang and James Newton.
  • James Wong Howe Award for Paper Angels (Premiered July 2000, UC Zellerbach Playhouse).


  • Wings of Lai Ho. Illustrator Andrea Ja Chinese translator Gordon Lew. San Francisco, Calif: East/West Pub. Co. 1982. 
  • Him Mark Lai; Genny Lim; Judy Yung, eds. (June 1999). Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island. University of Washington Press. ISBN 978-0-295-97109-4. 





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