Sánchez, Erika L. 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
with Richie Hoffman
Chicago Cultural Center


 a gaggle of silent children
gather before a sputtering
trash bin. Together they watch
the terror hover like flies. 

– Erika L. Sánchez, “Kingdom of Debt”

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Read this interview with Erika L. Sánchez from NBC:

What I’ve Learned: ‘Poetry Chose Me,’ Says Writer Erika L. Sánchez

Erika L. Sánchez, a poet, writer and sex columnist, talks of the importance of embracing art as a career and finding one’s voice.

 A man on the street tears the gold
necklace from your mother’s neck—
this is how you learn that nothing
will belong to you. In your mangled
language, you’ll count all the reasons
you wish to die, the apartment bristling
with roaches. 

– Erika L. Sánchez, “Girl”

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Watch Erika L. Sánchez read some of her work at Bonk! Performance Art Series:

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