Tag Archive for 'Erika L. Sánchez'

Off-Site: Quimby’s Selling Anders Nilsen’s Poetry Is Useless at Poetry Magazine Release Party at the Poetry Foundation

Jul ’15
6:30 pm

PoetrySummertime_Final_webDon’t miss Quimby’s at the launch party celebrating the newest issues of Poetry magazine, its contributors, readers, and the poetry curious. The POETRY Summertime PARTY, celebrating Poetry magazine’s June and July/August 2015 issues, features readings and visual presentations from contributors Erika L. Sánchez, Amy Newman, and Anders Nilsen—followed by a “useless” Q & A with Poetry editors Fred Sasaki and Lindsay Garbutt and a performance by musical guest KSRA. Quimby’s will be there selling issues of Poetry Mag as well as Anders Nilsen’s new book Poetry Is Useless!

This free, all-ages bash features snacks from Lula Café, book sales courtesy of Quimby’s, and a GlitterGuts photobooth. Grab the newest issues of Poetry and take advantage of special subscription offers, plus a book signing with Anders Nilsen for his forthcoming title Poetry Is Useless. Performances begin at 7:00PM.

Amy Newman’s most recent books include On This Day in Poetry History (forthcoming) and Dear Editor (Persea Books, 2011). She teaches at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Her poem “Howl” appears in the July/August issue.

Anders Nilsen is the artist and author of, most recently, Poetry Is Useless (2015) and Rage of Poseidon (2013), both published by Drawn & Quarterly, and The End (Fantagraphics Books, 2013). His comics appear in the July/August’s “The View from Here” portfolio.

Erika L. Sánchez is a Fulbright Scholar, CantoMundo Fellow, and winner of a 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize. Her poem “Narco” appears in the June  issue.

With special musical guest KSRA. Producer, singer, and songwriter KSRA (pronounced que sera) is known for her performances featuring sampling and killer operatic soul vocals. Her single “Bad Habit,” featuring Talib Kweli, is available through her website, ksramusic.com.

Please note! This event is NOT at Quimby’s! It is at:

Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine

61 W Superior St, Chicago, Illinois 60654

More information at http://poet.ly/OoRVM

Facebook event page here.

Stories & Queer at Quimby’s 5/10

May ’13
7:00 pm


Stories & Queer, a traveling reading series for queer and queer-friendly poets & writers, presents Deborah Miranda, Erika L. Sánchez, and Gregg Shapiro at Quimby’s.

Deborah Miranda is the author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (HeyDay Press, January 2013). Her collection of essays, The Hidden Stories of Isabel Meadows and Other California Indian Lacunae is under contract with University of Nebraska Press. As Associate Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, Deborah teaches Creative Writing (poetry and memoir), composition, and literature.

Erika L. Sánchez is a poet and writer living in Chicago. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Chicago, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico, and was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Madrid, Spain. She is a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow and a winner of the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize. She is currently a contributor for Cosmopolitan for Latinas, The Huffington Post, and NBC Latino. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Pleiades, Witness, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Copper Nickel, The Boston Review, and many others.

Gregg Shapiro is the author of the chapbook GREGG SHAPIRO: 77 (Souvenir Spoon Press, 2012) and the poetry collection Protection (Gival Press, 2008). Shapiro is also an entertainment journalist whose interviews and reviews run in a variety of regional LGBT and mainstream publications and websites.

For more info: storiesandqueer.org

Friday, May 10, 7pm – Free Event