Steven Sanchez (To My Body) is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Lambda Literary Fellow, and was selected by Mark Doty as the winner of Marsh Hawk Press’ 2016 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award. His poems have appeared in Nimrod, Crab Creek Review, Word Riot, The Cossack Review, and Tinderbox, among other journals.

"[D]eciding to use Spanish in a poem, for me at least, is a personal choice that comes with political implications. I don't take the reader into consideration when deciding how to use italics because my choice to include or exclude Spanish in a certain poem reflects my own relationship with Spanish and the people in my poems who speak it."