Jhon Sánchez

Jhon Sánchez: A Colombian born, Mr. Sánchez, arrived in NYC seeking political asylum where he is now a lawyer. His most recent publications are “United Tombs of America” (Midway Journal) y The DeDramafi (Storylandia, issue 36 available on Amazon). Last year, Teleport published his short story ‘Handy.’. He was awarded the Horned Dorset Colony for 2018 and the Byrdcliffe Artist Residence Program for 2019. In 2021, New Lit Salon Press will publish his collection Enjoy Pleasurable Death and Other Stories that Will Kill You. For updates, please visit the Facebook page @WriterJhon

07.05.2021

Also Men – My Case Against Trigger Warnings in the New School

Also Men – My Case Against Trigger Warnings in the New School

I also was raped. The word ‘also’ shouldn’t need to be written there, but it seems necessary to make my voice heard. The word ‘also’ issues a message: Not only women are raped. I was a soldier, 17 years old, serving mandatory military service in Colombia. What I remembered… »

04.05.2021

LIU MFA Student Book Library

LIU MFA Student Book Library

  As you probably know, the MFA program (as you knew it) no longer exists at LIU.  The chair, Leah Dilworthm is putting together an archive for the Long Island University Library about the MFA program.  She would like to include any books or pamphlets that MFA students published during… »

14.03.2021

“I’m still 22.” Ilhan Sami Çomak, a poet in a Turkish prison

“I’m still 22.” Ilhan Sami Çomak, a poet in a Turkish prison

LITERARY EVENT Last March 8th, Pen Norway celebrated Ilhan Sami Çomak’s birthday. His lawyer, Ipek Özel, said that when Ilham was told about his birthday celebration, he said, “Tell them that after 27 years in prison, I’m still 22.” Ilhan was sent to prison in 1994 after being tortured and… »

28.02.2021

Women’s History Month: Interview with Silvia Navarro Perramon (IATI 2021)

Women’s History Month: Interview with Silvia Navarro Perramon (IATI 2021)

By Jhon Sánchez For the last three years, Pressenza has supported the International Theater Art Institute (IATI) during the celebration of Women’s History Month. On this occasion, IATI will bring short plays by three Latinx Bilingual women. We had the opportunity to talk with Silvia Navarro Perramon, one of the… »

21.02.2021

A Cab Fare to John Lennon’s

A Cab Fare to John Lennon’s

SHORT FICTION         By Jhon Sanchez Thanks to Martha Hughes, Sam Ferri, Nan Fryland, and Emma Komlos-Hrobsky for their editorial comments Without paying attention, Gonzalo heard what the woman in the passenger seat said, “At least you must have music in this cab, or don’t you have… »

16.01.2021

A Window into a World in Water Crisis

A Window into a World in Water Crisis

By Jhon Sánchez The water crisis is already here. I open my kitchen faucet in New York City, and I don’t realize that there is a water problem. But, access to clean water is still a problem for millions of people around the world. Guatemalans, who are a part of… »

05.01.2021

Assange’s Victory, Still Press Freedom in Jail

Assange’s Victory, Still Press Freedom in Jail

By Jhon Sánchez A London judge denied Assange extradition based solely on his mental and physical health. The Magistrate Judge Baraitser writes, “I find that the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America.” Julian Assange… »

19.12.2020

Pickle’s Progress—A Conversation with Marcia Butler

Pickle’s Progress—A Conversation with Marcia Butler

By Jhon Sánchez There is no better way to be intimate with Manhattan than to read Pickle’s Progress. We have an architect’s eyes, a police officer’s eyes, and the eyes of one who is at the brink of jumping off the George Washington Bridge. We talked with the author Marcia… »

15.12.2020

Interview with A.T. Sayre — The Author of “Rover.”

Interview with A.T. Sayre — The Author of “Rover.”

By Jhon Sánchez In my apartment, there are two wooden boxes full of manuscripts. After reading “Rover,” by A.T. Sayre, I keep thinking about those stories, poems, and a novel that lie there. Existing. I dreamed that after my death, someone would come and find them. But more likely,… »

02.11.2020

Reforming an Electoral System that Creates Polarization

Reforming an Electoral System that Creates Polarization

By Jhon Sánchez The electoral system contributes to the polarization in the USA. To the frustration of millions, the electoral college had handed the victory to the popular vote’s loser in 2000 and 2016. This indirect system of selecting the president was established because the slave owners wanted to count… »

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