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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.
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If we do not speak, who will?

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I can be inflexible if I think I am right- which may be too often.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Too many to list. Alice Walker. Dorothy Allison. Frances Goldin. Bell Hooks.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm argumentative.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A well written book.

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