Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, writer, and editor living in Chicago. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Chicago, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico, and was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain. She is a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow, 2013 Ruth Lilly finalist, and winner of the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Drunken Boat, Witness, Anti-, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Copper Nickel, The Southeast Review, The Boston Review, and others. Erika is currently the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas and a contributor for The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and NBC Latino. She has written and edited book reviews for Kirkus Reviews and her nonfiction has been published in Rolling Stone, Al Jazeera, Truthout, Salon, The Grio, Common Ground News Service, AlterNet, Jezebel, and Ms. Magazine. Her articles have been republished all around the world and have been translated into several languages. She has also appeared on American Public Media and The Huffington Post Live.
Erika has lived in Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico, and is highly fluent in Spanish. She is currently working on a novel and poetry manuscript.
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