100 Creatives

Melissa Dunmore of Phoenix's Mujeres del Sol: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 40. Melissa Dunmore.

"I am always working on something whether it's a poem, a narrative, a bracelet, a recipe," Melissa Dunmore says.

The 24-year-old Phoenix poet, performer, and writer is a member of Mujeres del Sol, an arts collective of women and girls, and works in social justice and youth development. Her many interests mean there's never nothing to do. "I love to cross everything off my To-Do List, and regularly have about a dozen tabs open on my Mac, reading article after article, and books -- always a book," she says of her day-to-day schedule. "If I can get to the library I am happy."

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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