As part of the Unbound series, Jamaican spoken word poet and activist Staceyann Chin will be in conversation with Eve Ensler at the book launch for Crossfire: A Litany for Survival (2019). This event takes place on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 7:00pm at Fishman Space, BAM Fisher, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, New York. Co-presented by BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and Greenlight Bookstore.
Description: Curated by poet and spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin, Crossfire: A Litany for Survival collects Chin’s empowering, feminist-LGBTQ-Caribbean, activist-driven poetry for the first time in a single book. The full-length collection features more than 50 of Chin’s pieces, as well as a foreword by Jacqueline Woodson and advance praise from Rosanne Cash and Walter Mosley. According to The New York Times, Chin is “sassy, rageful and sometimes softly self-mocking.” The Advocate says that her poems, “combine hilarious one-liners with a refusal to conform” and note “Chin is out to confront more than just the straight world.” Edwidge Danticat called Crossfire “a remarkable collection from a dynamic and talented writer, whose urgent storytelling and commanding voice feel vital for our times.” The evening will include a performance of Chin’s work, a discussion with Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues), an audience Q&A, and book signing.
Tickets $35 (book included) and $20 (event only)
For more information, see https://www.bam.org/talks/2019/staceyann-chin and https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/unbound-staceyann-chin-eve-ensler