My name is Marisa Crane and I am a lesbian writer and intersectional feminist. I write fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. In both writing and life, I believe the stranger, the better. Rules should be broken with great zest. One of the things I enjoy most about writing is pushing boundaries. I like to challenge the very notion of what makes a story a story. Thus, my work is often experiment with structure and style. You can view my author listing on Poets & Writers.

I am the co-founder and editor of Collective Unrest, an underground resistance magazine, which contains art, poetry, fiction, photography, essays, and reports intended to promote feelings of humanity, social unity, political unrest, and urgency.

My work has appeared in Hobart, Pidgeonholes, Pigeon Pages, X-R-A-Y Magazine, The Disappointed Housewife, Okay Donkey, Cotton Xenomorph, Occulum, Bending Genres, Maudlin House, Philosophical Idiot, formercactus, Drunk Monkeys, Funicular, Switchback, and elsewhere. My work has been nominated for Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize. A flash fiction piece of mine was longlisted for an international LGBTQ+ Flash Fiction Contest and a poem of mine won first place in the Pendleton Warming Station Poetry Contest.  

I like camping / working out / reading / traveling / painting / collaging / brunching. I currently live in San Diego with my wife, a handsome pit bull, and a sassy outdoor cat.