Photo by: Carmelo Rossette — Et al. Photography
Steven Sanchez’s debut book, Phantom Tongue (Sundress Publications, 2018), was chosen by Mark Doty for the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, Lambda Literary Fellow, and the inaugural winner of the Federico García Lorca Poetry Prize for an emerging Latinx poet. He was also awarded residencies from Tin House and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. His poems appear in journals that include Agni, American Poetry Review, The Missouri Review, Poet Lore, and North American Review.
He lives in Fresno, California, where he completed his MFA in Creative Writing at California State University, Fresno and won the College of Arts and Humanities Outstanding Thesis Award.