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A Reading by Erika L. Sánchez


Date: 4:30pm EST November 12

Come enjoy a reading by this amazing poet, novelist, and essayist.

Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, and is a poet, novelist, and essayist living in Chicago. She is the author of a collection of poems, Lessons on Expulsion (Graywolf, 2017) as well as the young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2017), which was a New York Times Bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. Sánchez graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago, then traveled to Madrid, Spain on a Fulbright Scholarship. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. Since graduate school, Sánchez has received a CantoMundo Fellowship, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize, and a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation.  She was recently named a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many prestigious literary journals, including PleiadesCopper NickelVinyl PoetryGuernicaBoston Review, ESPN.com, the Paris ReviewGulf Coast, and POETRY Magazine. Her poetry has also been featured on “Latino USA” on NPR and published in Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015).