Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Her young adult novel is forthcoming in fall 2017. Her nonfiction has appeared in Al Jazeera, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, and many others. She has received a CantoMundo fellowship, a “Discovery”/Boston Review prize, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Her first collection of poetry, Lessons on Expulsion: Poems, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in fall 2017.