Marissa Jezak

an alternate
state of grace
surrounded by shimmering light
prisoner of my body
sinking through
heavy air
still suffering
in a higher dimension
chamomile sprite
in my crib

Marissa Jezak (b. 1992, Harrison Township, MI) is an artist and writer based in Detroit. She earned a BFA in photography and critical theory from the College for Creative Studies in 2014. In addition to many self-published works, her writing has been featured in publications such as Detroit Research and runner, and she has exhibited artworks internationally. Her ongoing research focuses on illness, trauma, and gender politics.