Marisol Cortez

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I'm a writer & community scholar whose work traffics between artistic, activist, and academic worlds. Just gave birth to the novel Luz at Midnight, available from FlowerSong Press (https://www.flowersongpress.com/books...). I also co-edit Deceleration (https://deceleration.news/), an online journal of environmental justice thought/praxis. For more info on other books, zines, stories, poems, and scholarship, see https://mcortez.net/   ...more

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weird parallels, synchronicities, resonances (aka life imitating art imitating life)

it looks nice, but it’s not supposed to do this here

In the past week, a couple of the environmental subplots in my book (Luz at Midnight) have leaped from page to real life here in South Texas. And I’ve been stuck inside, even more deeply inside than I have been for the past year’s pandemic–the four of us confined not just to the house but to one room of the house to maximize the power of thre

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