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Karla Cordero is a descendant of the Chichimeca people from Northern Mexico, a Chicana poet, educator, and activist, raised along the borderlands of Calexico, CA. She is a Pushcart nominee and offered fellowships from VONA, Macondo, CantoMundo, The Loft Literary Center, and Pink Door.

Karla is the editor of SpitJournal an online literary review for poetry and social justice and founder of Voice 4 Change a reading and workshop series promoting diversity and cultural competency.

Her poems have appeared and forthcoming in The Boiler Journal, PANK, ANMLY, Tinderbox, Word Riot, The Acentos Review, among other anthologies and publications. Karla’s published collections include the chapbook, Grasshoppers Before Gods (Dancing Girl Press 2016) and her first full length collection titled, How To Pull Apart The Earth (NOT A CULT. Publishing 2018). She currently serves as a Professor of Creative Writing and English at MiraCosta and San Diego City College. 

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