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Staceyann chins 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. Poet actor and performing artist staceyann chin 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 russell simmons def poetry jam on broadway and author of the one woman shows hands afire unspeakable things border clash and motherstruck. Crossfire a litany for survival scared me and i was thrilled to read something that rattled me so deeply ive 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. Crossfire crossfire 9 common truths or why i love my pussy 12 nails 17 love 19 my jamaica 22 tweet this motherfucker 25 in response to danish 29 letter to my father 32 jamaicans in new york 35 know when to fold 38 song of survival 42 litany of desire 45 supplication 48 on jumping off ledges 49 traveling 52 passing 54