Mery Yolanda Sánchez

Mery Yolanda Sánchez (Guamo, Tolima, Colombia, 1956) has published the verse collections La ciudad que me habita (1989), Ritual para las noches (1997), and Dios sobra, estorba, as well as the anthologies Un día maíz (2010) and Rostro de tierra (2011).  Her poems, short stories, literary commentary, and book reviews have been included in a wide range of anthologies and literary journals in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, and Mexico. In both 1987 and 1994, she received honorable mentions in the Centro de Estudios Alejo Carpentier’s contest for unpublished short stories.  In 1998, she won the National Grant from the Ministry of Culture for her project “Poesía en Escena.”  In 2014, her text “El atajo” earned the Second National Prize for Short Novels from the Universidad Javeriana; it was later published in 2015.


  • Mery Yolanda Sánchez
    The other day at the Court House he barked / as the flames blistered his snout. / Sniffed the ones lined up and transferred / to the blind house on the corner, / where he’d often wag his tail / in mil...

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