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Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez—poet, activist, scholar—was the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University. She is the recipient of both the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award. One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez is the author of sixteen books. Her latest book is a Collected Poems.

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A recording of the launch event for Boston Review’s new literary anthology, Ancestors. Renowned writers read their poems, fiction, and more.

Domenica Ruta Adam McGee Ivelisse Rodriguez Tyehimba Jess Sonia Sanchez Ed Pavlić Cheswayo Mphanza Yeoh Jo-Ann
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In this searching interview, legendary Black Arts poet Sonia Sanchez discusses the ancestral influences on her work and how art can give us strength.

Sonia Sanchez Christina Knight