Sonia Sanchez was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1934. She is the author of more than a dozen poetry collections, including Homegirls and Handgrenades (1984), winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation; Does Your House Have Lions? (1995); and Morning Haiku (2010). Her other honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Robert Creeley Award, the Robert Frost Medal, and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Humanities. Sanchez was also the first Presidential fellow at Temple University, where she later held the Laura Carrell Chair in English until her retirement in 1999. Sanchez currently lives in Philadelphia.
Audio Recordings with Sonia Sanchez
- Haki R. Madhubuti and Sonia Sanchez reading their poems.