Next Letter in the Mail: Analicia Sotelo


We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Analicia Sotelo! Analicia writes to us about the “sheer antiquated joy” of sending letters, and why writing letters can help us take better care of ourselves. And, she asks you some questions that she hopes you’ll answer when you send a letter back to her!

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Analicia Sotelo is the author of Virgin, the inaugural winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, selected by Ross Gay, published by Milkweed Editions in February 2018. She is also the author of the chapbook Nonstop Godhead, selected by Rigoberto González for the 2016 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship 30 and Under and her poem “I’m Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It’s Awful” was selected for Best New Poets 2015 by Tracy K. Smith. Her poems have also appeared in the New YorkerBoston ReviewKenyon ReviewNew England ReviewIowa Review, and The Antioch Review. She is the 2016 DISQUIET International Literary Prize winner in poetry and is the recipient of scholarships from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Image Text Ithaca Symposium. She holds a BA in English literature from Trinity University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Houston.


Photograph of Analicia Sotelo by Brooke Lightfoot.