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Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela

Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas and, though she’s also paid some sort of rent in Lawrence, Detroit, D.C., Laramie, Havana and the Mexican state of Chiapas, a collective house in Philadelphia has long been home. Her writing has been supported by many rad people and projects including Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements (Soberscove 2016). She is the founder of Thread Makes Blanket press and teaches at Community College of Philadelphia.