National Poetry Day: “Morning Song and Evening Walk”

In honor of National Poetry Day, enjoy this poem Sonia wrote in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Morning Song and Evening Walk
Tonite in need of you
and God
I move imperfect
through this ancient city.
Quiet.… More

Like the Singing Coming off the Drums: Love Poems

i dreamt i was tangoing with
you, you held me so close
we were like the singing coming off the drums.
From “Dancing”


Welcome, my dear sisters and brothers, to my official website. Here you will find information about my books, about my travels, and about all of my work. From time to time, I will offer a new poem; sometimes a bit of audio or video. Please come visit often.

Walk with me in peace and beauty,

Let me wear the day
Well so when it reaches you
You will enjoy it.

About 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.