Diane Abu-Jaber
Meena Alexander
Robert Antoni
Wayne Armond
Russell Banks
Amiri Baraka
Eddie Baugh
Roger Bonair-Agard
Dionne Brand
Yvonne Brewster
Alwin Bully
Daniel Chavarría
Staceyann Chin
George Elliott Clarke
Oliver Clarke
Manthia Diawara
Mark Doty
Fae Ellington
Steve Golding
Francisco Goldman
Perry Henzell
Joan Andrea Hutchinson
Linton Kwesi Johnson
Niki Johnson
Konrad Kirlew
Li-Young Lee
Miles Marshall Lewis
Andrea Levy
Krist Novoselic
Stephanie Stokes Oliver
Ernie Ranglin
Lauren Saunders
Staceyann Chin
Staceyann Chin was one of the original performers in Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, which won a Tony Award in 2004. She is also one of the co-writers of the show. She was also featured on the second, third and fourth seasons of the Peabody Award winning HBO series, Def Poetry Jam.

She was born in Jamaica, lives in Brooklyn, New York and credits the long list of "things she has done" to her grandmother’s hard-working history and the pain of her mother’s absence.

Her poems can be found in numerous anthologies and in her chapbooks — Wildcat Woman, Stories Surrounding My Coming, and Catalogue the Insanity. Her work is also available on compact disc and DVD. Under the umbrella of The Culture Project at the 45 Bleeker Theater, Staceyann has written and performed three one woman shows: Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, and Border/Clash Unspeakable Things. She has performed her shows in many countries outside the U.S., Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Her most recent show is the trouble with being/ALMOST FAMOUS.

Program: Tongues of Fire