Melania Luisa-Marte

Melania Luisa Marte

Melania-Luisa Marte is a first generation American writer, poet, and teaching artist. She was born in the Bronx and raised in the Lower East Side of New York City. Her multi-cultured upbringing inspires her to write about navigating the world as a native Spanish speaker of Afro-Dominican descent. She has performed, featured, and competed in cities across the country. Marte was a finalist at the 2017 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Competition, ranked 5th in the 2018 Women of The World Poetry Slam Competition, and was just recently a finalist at the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam Competition in San Diego, California. She is the founder of "Melanin Goddess" a Dallas based feminist healing collective for WOC. Her debut collection of poetry, MELA, was released November of 2018. You can get in touch with her at|

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