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Sonia Sanchez
c/o Beacon Press
Reshma Melwani

Hometown: Birmingham, AL


Publications and Awards

Morning Haiku, Beacon Press, 2010
Homegirls and Handgrenades, White Wine Press, repr. 2007 (first published 1984)
Shake Loose My Skin, Beacon Press, 1999
Like the Singing Coming off the Drums: Love Poems, Beacon Press, 1998
Does Your House Have Lions?, Beacon Press, 1997
Wounded in the House of a Friend, Beacon Press, 1995
Autumn Blues, 1994
Continuous Fire: A Collection of Poetry, Inbook, 1994
Under a Soprano Sky, Africa World Press, 1987
I’ve Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems, Third World Press, 1978
Love Poems, Third Press, 1973
We a BaddDDD People, Broadside Press, 1970
Home Coming, Broadside Press, 1969

Black Scholar
The Journal of African Studies
BMA: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review

Literary Awards:
Alabama Writers Hall of Fame inductee, 2015
Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year, 2004
Robert Frost Medalist, Poetry Society of America, 2001
Langston Hughes Poetry Award, 1999
PEW Fellowship in the Arts, 1992-1993
Peace and Freedom Award, Women International League for Peace and Freedom, 1989
Governor's Award for Excellence in the Humanities, 1988
American Book Award for Homegirls and Handgrenades, 1985
Community Service Award, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, 1985
Outstanding Arts Award, Pennsylvania Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1985
Lucretia Mott Award, National Endowment for the Arts, 1984

More Information

Gives readings: Yes
Travels to readings: Yes
Conducts workshops: Yes
Available for interviews: Yes

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS