Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (*)
Quote: “I have promised so many things, as if words taken from the breath of lungs can somehow will my world back together.” — Venessa Marco
One Accolade: Member of 2013 Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Venessa Marco is an African Caribbean writer by way of Cuba and Puerto Rico. She has recently moved from Los Angeles, California to Harlem, New York. Marco is currently pursuing her PhD in English. She was a member of the 2012 Da Poetry Lounge in Hollywood, California slam team and a member of the 2013 Nuyorican Poets Cafe, which placed 3rd in the nation.