I’m so incredibly excited and honored to announce that Graywolf Press will be publishing Lessons on Expulsion, my debut poetry collection, in fall 2017. You can read the title poem in the January issue of Guernica.
Wednesday, December 9 at 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602
Join the Poetry Center of Chicago for the December installment of the Six Points Reading Series. Admission is free at the Garland Room on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center. This will be our final reading of 2015 and we’ll be moving to new locations for our readings in 2016. Stay tuned!
This month, we’re pleased to feature Erika L. Sánchez and Richie Hofmann! Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.
ERIKA L. SÁNCHEZ is a CantoMundo fellow and winner of the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize. She has received scholarships from the Fulbright Program and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her poetry has appeared in Boston Review, diode, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Hunger Mountain, Pleiades, and Poetry magazine, on Latino USA (NPR), and in the anthology Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (2015). Her nonfiction has been published in Al Jazeera, Cosmopolitan, the Guardian, NBC News, Rolling Stone, Salon, and many others. Erika was recently awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She lives in Chicago.
RICHIE HOFMANN is the author of Second Empire (Alice James Books, 2015), winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award. He is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, and his poems appear in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Yale Review, Kenyon Review, and Poetry.
Books will be available for purchase following the reading.
I’m in love with these illustrations by Archer Prewitt on the Poetry Foundation website. Check out this year’s fellows!
My Cicero homie, Jacob Saenz, and I discuss sex in music and poetry on the Poetry Foundation Podcast: Explicit Lyrics. Check it out!
One of my dreams has come true! Here is my poem “Narco” in the June issue of POETRY Magazine.