We are continuing our collaboration with the magazine Culture Strike to bring you our next Poetry Edition of Sabiduría, words of wisdom from poets. This time we are hearing from Erika L. Sánchez, an award winning poet, writer, and editor. She spoke to us about feeling like an outsider and the lessons she’s learned from her family.
Erika L. Sánchez reading “Portrait of a Wetback,” “Quinceañera,” and “Donkey Poem.”
Erika L Sánchez is a poet and writer living in Chicago. Her work has been published in Cosmopolitan for Latinas, NBCLatino, Truthout, Salon, Rolling Stone, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and other publications. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review poetry prize. Find her at www.erikalsanchez.com Facebook, or Twitter: @ErikaLSanchez