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Melissa Castro Almandina

Brown and Proud Press
Melissa Castro Almandina is a Xicana poet & artist from the South Side of Chicago. She’s an editor at Brown and Proud Press, a zine collective that serves to heal the POC community. She holds a residency at AMFM Gallery where she teaches poetry workshops. She released her zine of poetry, Rose Quartz and Serpentine in 2017 and has been a featured author at Pilsen Fest. Find her work in the Garland Court Review, Hooligan Magazine and South Side Weekly.