Baylina Pu is a writer who enjoys secret libraries and making conversations with the local birds. Her work has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Yale Literary Magazine, University of Virginia Writer’s Eye, and others. In her writing, she strives to unite the mythical with the human, taking inspiration from ancient mythologies and Chinese literature to create experiences that feel at once like a shared secret and an expression of the universal.

At Yale, Baylina serves as co-creative director of WORD: Performance Poetry, Yale’s oldest (and hypest) spoken word group. She is also a Literary Editor for the Yale Literary Magazine as well as an alum of Directed Studies, a selective program for first-years offering intensive study of Western literature, philosophy, and historical and political thought. In the past, she has served as Editor-in-Chief of Crossroads VII Anthology and Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Lantern Literary-Art Magazine. Baylina has also worked in the TV/film industry and as an independent artist, performer, and musician.