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Steven Sanchez

Steven Sanchez’s debut book, Phantom Tongue (Sundress Publications, 2018), was selected by Mark Doty as the winner of the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award.

A CantoMundo Fellow, Lambda Literary Fellow, and winner of the inaugural García Lorca Poetry Prize, his poems have appeared or will appear in American Poetry Review, North American Review, Poet Lore, RHINO, Nimrod, and elsewhere.


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  1. […] Steven Sanchez is a poet living in Fresno, California. At the moment he is working on his next book of poems. His previous volume, Phantom Tongue, examined internalized racism and internalized homophobia and their impact on bodies of color. His new work attempts to unpack how our privilege harms others whether we mean it to or not and how we are all complicit in systemic oppression. Please take the time to listen to Steven Sanchez’s complete interview to learn more about his work about these topics as well as his personal history. […]


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