Genny (Genevieve) Lim was born in 1946 in San Francisco, California. She is an American poet, playwright, and performer. She served as the Chair of Community Arts and Education Committee, and as Chair of the Advisory Board for the San Francisco Writers Corps. She has performed with Max Roach, Herbie Lewis, Francis Wong, Jong Jang in San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Houston and Chicago.
She graduated with her BA and MA from San Francisco State University, and later with a certificate in broadcast journalism from Columbia University in 1973. She teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
- 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).
- 1981 Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation
- 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.
- Contributed to This Bridge Called My Back in 1981.
- Featured poet in festivals that took place in Venezuela, Sarajevo, Italy and Bosnia-Hercegovina (2007).
- Winter Place. Kearney St Workshop Press. ISBN 978-0-9609630-4-1.
- Child of War. University of Hawaii Press. January 2003. ISBN 978-0-9709597-3-7.
- Roberta Uno, ed. (1993). "Paper Angels". Unbroken Thread: Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women. University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 978-0-87023-856-7.
- Velina Hasu Houston, Wakako Yamauchi, Genny Lim, eds. (1993). The Politics of Experience: Four Plays by Asian American Women. Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-56639-001-9.
- Linda Wagner-Martin, Cathy N. Davidson, eds. (1999). Oxford Book of Women's Writing. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-513245-8.
- Moraga, Cherrie (2015). This Bridge Called My Back. New York, United States: Sunny Press. p. 270.
- Hyung-chan Kim (1999). Distinguished Asian Americans: a biographical dictionary. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-313-28902-6.
- "Genny Lim, Poet and Beyond", Jaime Wright
- "Genny Lim", doollee