Steven Sanchez

Lance Cleland

Steven Sanchez’ debut book, Phantom Tongue (Sundress Publications, 2018), was selected by Mark Doty for the Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. A CantoMundo and Lambda Literary Fellow, he won the inaugural Federico García Lorca Poetry Prize and completed a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. His poems appear in AgniAmerican Poetry ReviewPoet Lore, and elsewhere.

Project Description: bell hooks argues that boys kill parts of themselves to become “men.” Steven’s next book, tentatively titled Variations on Drowning, responds by asking what if masculinity is the grief men experience for the parts of themselves they’ve lost?