Analicia Sotelo is a Houston-based Latinx poet who loves a good thrift shop. Her newly released collection of poetry, Virgin, was selected by Ross Gay for the inaugural Jake Adam York Prize from Copper Nickel/Milkweed Editions. In the collection, Analicia writes about femininity beyond the constraints of the Madonna complex, exploring the strength of intelligence and vulnerability. Images of South Texas, Victoriana, Greek myth, and Surrealism, make appearances in these poems.
Analicia is the author of Nonstop Godhead, selected for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship by Rigoberto González by the Poetry Society of America. Some of her most recent favorite writers are Carmen Maria Machado, Valeria Luiselli, and Chen Chen.