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A quarterly international literary journal

Melissa Ferrer Civil

Melissa Ferrer Civil, M.Ed. (she/they) is a christian, first-gen, queer, black, latine, femme, multi-disciplinary artist, organizer, educator and theologian who battles with mental illness. Primarily a poet, Melissa writes into and from the body, and the spirit therein. She believes deeply in the quote spoken by June Jordan: “Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.” Melissa is a Charlotte Street Studio Resident and Chrysalis Instute Alumni. You can find their words in JMWW, Rising Phoenix, voicemail poems and elsewhere. Find out more at You can follow them on IG: @melissaferrerand or Twitter: @melissafpoet


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