In a world full of stuff, what is worth keeping? What do we treasure? Explore modern-day heirlooms with The Blue Suit, a new podcast hosted by writer, artist, and museologist Shin Yu Pai.
The Blue Suit is about the commonplace things that touch our lives and the uncommon people that transform them into something remarkable. By exploring our emotional kinship with everyday objects, we shine a light on our cultural and personal values in these times. We’ll reflect together on what we own, what we inherit, and what we cherish. Along the way, we’ll redefine what gets elevated to heirloom status.
Availability: Available in all major podcasting apps starting July 11.
Shin Yu Pai is an award-winning writer and visual artist based in Seattle. She is a 2022 Artist Trust Fellow and was shortlisted for a 2014 Stranger Genius in Literature. Shin Yu is the author of eleven books of poetry, including most recently Virga (Empty Bowl, 2021). From 2015 to 2017, she served as the fourth Poet Laureate of the City of Redmond. Her essays and nonfiction writing have appeared in Atlas Obscura, NY Times, Tricycle, YES! Magazine, The Rumpus, Seattle Met, Zocalo Public Square, Gastronomica, City Arts, The Stranger, South Seattle Emerald, , International Examiner, Ballard News-Tribune, Seattle’s Child, Seattle Globalist, and ParentMap. Shin Yu’s work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, and Canada. She is represented by Tyler Tsay at The Speakeasy Project.
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