Poet, Professor & Activist
A prolific writer, Sonia Sanchez is serious and original. Her poems depict the struggles between black people and white people, between men and women, and between cultures. She is innovative in her use of language and structure, sometimes using black speech in her poetry. Her brilliant sense of history and vision of her people helps her to create expressive poetry, with themes and underlying tones. Read More >
"Everything was absolutely wonderful last night when Saint Mary's College hosted Sonia Sanchez as our keynote speaker for Black History Month. We had a large attendance filled with students, faculty, administrators and community members. The comments were outstanding and so many people were inspired and touched by her poetry and motivation. One student remarked that seeing Sonia Sanchez made her proud to attend Saint Mary's College. Thank you so much for giving us this opportunity and the chance to spend 'An Evening with Sonia Sanchez.'"
"Everything was wonderful and she was a joy to work with."
"It was a huge success. Her reading and presentation were just sensational. I can't begin to tell you how many positive responses I've had about her presentation. One student told me it was a life changing experience. We also had over 200 people attend -- which is a huge success for our university."