Staceyann Chin

Staceyann Chin is a fulltime artist. A resident of New York City and a Jamaican National, she has been an “out poet and political activist” since 1998. From the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe to one-woman shows Off- Broadway to acting in Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe and performing in both the stage and film versions of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People's History of the United States, to starring in the Tony nominated, Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Chin credits the long list of "things she has done" to her grandmother's hard-working history and the pain of her mother's absence.

Books by this Author

The Other Side of Paradise


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If we do not speak, who will?

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Food garbage in my bedroom or office garbage can.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I regret moments where I have been unkind to people. I try to go back and apologize for those moments when I can.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm argumentative.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To see into hearts.