Chin’s work is invaluable always, and in the current moment. We’re glad, then, to bring you this new and gripping performance of the book’s title poem, from Haymarket Books and directed by Sekiya Dorsett.
I was in high school when I first saw Staceyann Chin perform, barefoot and incensed. She was fearless in her rage, her sexuality, her eloquence. Now, I feel the same reading her as I felt watching all those years ago — as if I’m being granted permission.
You should celebrate Black History Month by reading all of these books right now.
Poet and playwright Staceyann Chin and queer folk-pop duo Anna/Kate are performing at the Women Center Stage Festival this Friday night!
bell hooks is still right, Hillary Clinton becomes a thing of television history, and Aubrey Plaza looks great in those glasses.
Chin’s writing covers a lot of topics- so I’m going to share excerpts of two very different pieces with you. Because I love you.
We have declared this week Autostraddle Pure Poetry Week, when we are going to talk about poets we like all the time! First up is T.S. Eliot. Just kidding it’s Def Jam.
You probably don’t read enough poetry and you would probably be smarter if you did.