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National TV, radio, and print campaign, including interviews, features, and reviews




Review copies sent to major dailies like New York Times, Chicago Tribune, etc. as well as online, Black interest, and poetry outlets like Poetry Magazine, Poets & Writers, Ebony, Jet, Blavity, Buzzfeed, Mic, and others.




Major launch events in New York City and Chicago




Feature interview on WBAI radio in NYC




Advertising in Poets and Writers, Wax Poetics, Poetry, Kenyon Review




Direct promotion to public school teachers in New York City and beyond, with ebook giveaway, high school reading guide, teacher open-mic, and more




Submission to major poetry awards




Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author's speaking engagements




Promotion through social media: 18k Twitter followers, and 12.3k Instagram followers, Haymarket Books has 17k Twitter followers and 29k Facebook fans




Promotion on her Soapbox speaker's website: https://www.soapboxinc.com/speakers/staceyann-chin

About the Author

Poet, actor, and performing artist Staceyann Chin is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, cowriter and original performer in the Tony Awardwinning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry 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.

Reviews

“Staceyann Chin’s Crossfire: A Litany for Survival is a remarkable collection from a dynamic and talented writer, whose urgent storytelling and commanding voice feel vital for our times.”
—Edwidge Danticat

“With this astounding new collection of poems, Crossfire, it is evident that Staceyann Chin has come into her raw, sexual, revolutionary, poetic power. These poems are jet fuel from the hot center of the body—from rage, from sorrow, from pure, unmitigated life-force.”
—Eve Ensler

“We’ve all been waiting for this collection—all of us that know the brilliance, the heartbreaking truth telling, and the magic of Staceyann’s cadences. Now all of us who have been lucky enough to have seen her on stage, heard her from the ramparts, can be joined at last by readers in the quiet spaces to properly celebrate this remarkable voice and watch her take her place in American letters.”
—Walter Mosley

“Rarely are experiences of transgender men or that of masculine women given space in conversations around feminism. Staceyann brilliantly and so eloquently weaves in these points of view with passion and prose that brought me to tears. Her words and her presence is a remarkable example of authentic allyship in action.”
—Tiq Milan

“This book is irresistible. It hums / sings / talks / seduces us with words. Love. Information. Purpose. She recaptures / reminds us that we must answer that most important question if we are to live: what does it mean to be human? Her words help us to see a path. A future. A beginning. And we say as we read her book: I know why I be reading your poems. And we all say ¡Si se puede! Yes we can!”
—Sonia Sanchez

“I’ve never been as brave as Staceyann Chin, never as forthright about my own sexuality or trauma or longing, and she, who stands on the far side of the curve of feminist power, love, and rage, inspires us all to inch our way just a bit more in her direction.”
—Rosanne Cash

“How fortunate we all are that Staceyann speaks her truth and, in doing so, speaks the truth of so many others. Crossfire brings together a passionate and riveting body of work that inspires all of us who speak for justice, for truth, for liberation.”
—Karine Jean-Pierre

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