About

 

Photo credit: Marzena Abrahamik

Photo credit: Marzena Abrahamik

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 CantoMundo Fellow, Bread Loaf Scholar, and winner of the “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Drunken Boat, Witness, Anti-Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ostrich Review, Copper Nickel, diode, The Southeast Review, Boston Review,Latino USA” on NPR, and is forthcoming in Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (Penguin 2015). Erika is currently the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas, and has contributed to The Guardian, NBC News, NBC Latino, Elle, Rolling Stone,  Al Jazeera, Truthout, Salon, The Grio, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, Common Ground News ServiceAlterNetJezebel, The Huffington Post, and Ms. Magazine. Her articles have been republished all around the world and have been translated into several languages. She has also written and edited book reviews for Kirkus Reviews and has appeared on American Public Media, The Huffington Post Live, and National Public Radio. Erika has lived in Spain, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico, and is fluent in SpanishShe is currently working on a novel and poetry collection. In addition to her writing career, Erika works as a creative strategist.

You can contact her at es@influencemediagroup.com for more information.