Chrystos, poet and activist, author, collected works, and new poems; a novel; five poetry collections, including: Fugitive Colors (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1995); Firepower (Press Gang, 1995); and In Her I Am (Press Gang, 1993). NEA Arts Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Grant, Audre Lord International Poetry award, a Sappho Award, a Barbara Deming Memorial Grant, and the Fund for Human Rights Freedom of Expression Award.

“Complex, rich and wide, Chrystos’ poems are stories that sing in my heart—terrible stories, passionate stories, stories in song so beautiful they hurry the hope of my own healing.”
—Dorothy Allison


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