Eve explains how much Sandra Cisneros’ writing means to her and how the stories resonate with her childhood in Chicago.
Sandra Cisneros talks to Studs about the tradition of Chicano writers, the wisdom of her mother, and the representation of fierce women in her work.
Erika L. Sánchez explains how some readers believe her work is representative of the Latinx experience and how she wrestled with mental health while writing her YA novel I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.
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Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, essayist, and fiction writer, she is the author of a young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Knopf Books for Young Readers), a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and instant New York Times Bestseller; and the poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion (Graywolf), a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award. She is the recipient of Fulbright Fellowship, a “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation. She is a currently a Princeton Arts Fellow.
WFMT is Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, with a long tradition of award-winning broadcasting since 1951. Through the WFMT Radio Network, the station offers programming to over 650 outlets in the U.S. and around the world
Studs Terkel Radio Archive, an audio archive managed by THE WFMT Radio Network, based at Studs’ long time radio home, in partnership with the Chicago History Museum, which houses the archive.
Multitude is a podcast collective and consultancy based in New York City. Their mission is to make, elevate, and market great shows.
Our producer is Katie Klocksin and our composer is Ayanna Woods. Thank you to Project Manager Heather McDougall, Archivist Allison Schein Holmes, Production and Distribution Manager Stacy Gerard, Multitude Productions, and Erin Glasco, Maria Cooper and Mark Baletto on our transcription team. Archival audio was digitized by the Library of Congress, Division of Recorded Sound.
Bughouse Square with Eve Ewing is made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities - Exploring the Human Endeavor.
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