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Hezra Martinez

Hezra Martinez is from NYC, born and bred. As far as her memory serves her she's been reading. Just like the city that never sleeps, she considers herself a night owl spending the early hours of the day writing either poetry or prose. Here are some of her all-time favorite books: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, andThe House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. 

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