The 92nd Street Y in New York has offered Feministing some big discounts on her upcoming performance–50% off for everyone who calls into buy a ticket (readers need to use the code “STA1″ to get the discount) and two free tickets a piece for the first two people to write an answer (in comments) to this question:
What’s your favorite line of Chin’s poetry?
Full bio for Staceyann after the jump. Anyone who’s got time to do a transcript, go at it!
Staceyann Chin is a writer, slam poet and activist. She’s appeared before cheering crowds at the Nuyorican Poets’ Café, has done one-woman shows off-Broadway and overseas and was a co-writer and star performer in the Tony-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. She’s also an activist for lesbian and gay rights and the author of a memoir, The Other Side of Paradise, about growing up in Jamaica and finding her own voice. She talks at 92Y about her family, her work and her plans for the coming year.