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Vanessa Martír

Writer, Editor, Educator
New York, New York
Vanessa Mártir is a NYC based writer, editor and educator. She is currently completing her memoir, A Dim Capacity for Wings, and chronicles the journey at vanessamartir.blog. A five-time VONA/Voices and two-time Tin House fellow, Vanessa’s work has been published or is forthcoming in The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Longreads, Bitch Magazine, the VONA/Voices Anthology, Dismantle, and the NYTimes Bestseller Not That Bad, edited by Roxane Gay. Vanessa is the recipient of a 2019 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Award in Creative Nonfiction, a 2019 AWP Kurt Brown Award in Creative Nonfiction and a 2013 Jerome Foundation Award for T&W Artists. She is the creator of the Writing Our Lives Workshop, which she teaches in NYC and online, and has partnered with Tin House and The Rumpus to publish WOL alumni. She is currently partnering with Longreads to publish Mother Wound essays. Vanessa has also served as guest editor of Aster(ix) and The James Franco Review. When she's not writing or teaching, you can find Vanessa either on a dance floor, in a gym punching a bag or in the woods talking to trees and birds.