Erika L. Sánchez

Poet and Writer

Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, writer, and editor living in Chicago. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain, a CantoMundo Fellowship, and the 2013 "Discovery"/Boston Review poetry prize. She is currently the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas and a contributor for NBC Latino, and others. Her poetry has appeared in Pleiades, Drunken Boat, Witness, Anti-, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Copper Nickel, and others. She has written book reviews for Kirkus Reviews and her nonfiction has been published in Jezebel, AlterNet, and Ms. Magazine. She is currently working on a novel. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or

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