Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. She is the author of poetry collection Lessons on Expulsion (Graywolf 2017) and the young adult novel Brown Girl Problems (Knopf 2017). Her poetry has been published in Guernica, diode, Boston Review, POETRY Magazine. She has also […]
My manicured nails shock pink
against the double clear of a tumbler
of vodka. Your canoe-carrying
hands, the bitten nubs, cradle swirled
blown glass. You suck at it like
a giving nipple, blow the sweet whorls
In this down south gay bar, leather jacket men stand w/ arms crossed. Trade, he walks by, walks by & holds glances. For a $5 cover charge, we all agree: push hand away if NO & hold gaze, jerk head if you’re down for whatever. & I do mean for whatever. […]
Venus Hottentot in a convex mirror
an interior coagulation of disembodiment.
They say that men are more visual & it
is true I can’t see myself from behind.
Can’t curate the archives of these cave walls
paintings drawn with moist fingers and firm hands. […]
Singer Jamila Woods and poets Nikkita Oliver and Danez Smith join Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on their song “White Privilege II”.