Nancy Poore & Chris Johnson
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Poore ( left ) and Johnson were active in Chicago lesbian and print movements from the 1970s-1990s.

Nancy Poore, a native Chicagoan, has lived and been a community activist in California and various parts of the Midwest. She is a retired editor, writer, publisher and printer. A co-founder of Helaine Victoria Press, she was also a longtime member of the Metis Press Collective in Chicago, the Feminist Writers Guild, and a founding member of the U.S. Alliance of Lesbian & Feminist Printers. Other affiliations include Black Maria, a Journal of Feminist Literature, and Feminists in Alternative Business.

Christine Johnson is a co-founder ( in the 1970s ) of Metis Press, publisher of Lesbian Feminist Literature, and a founding member of the national Women In Print network. As a blue-collar lesbian construction machinist, Johnson was a pioneer in opening up exclusively male, high-paying union construction jobs to women and minorities, and was a board member of Chicago Women in the Trades.
Other affiliations include founding membership in the U.S. Alliance of Lesbian & Feminist Printers, Feminists in Alternative Business, and as a collective member of Black Maria, a Journal of Feminist Literature.

The couple now live in Michigan.

  Video Interview Date: 2007-05-28 Interviewer: Tracy Baim


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