Poetry & Protest, The Personal & Political: A Poetry Intensive Workshop with Staceyann Chin

This event is part of national Poetry Coalition programming and is supported by the Academy of American Poets with funds from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

How do we create work that is deeply personal but is intended to be political? Join us for a unique poetry intensive with powerhouse, world-renowned LGBTQ poet and spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin.

There is an application process for this workshop. Please submit 3 poems & a paragraph about why you would like to take this workshop. 

The deadline to apply for this workshop is February 28th, 11:59PM.

Staceyann Chin is a poet, actor, and performing artist. She is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise cowriter and original performer in the Tony Award-winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire Unspeakable ThingsBorder/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national.