This new volume by the much-loved poet Sonia Sanchez, her first in over a decade, is music to the ears: a collection of haiku that celebrates the gifts of life and mourns the deaths of revered African American figures in the worlds of music, literature, art, and activism. In her verses, we hear the sounds of Max Roach “exploding in the universe,” the “blue hallelujahs” of the Philadelphia Murals, and the voice of Odetta “thundering out of the earth.”
This new edition of Homegirls and Handgrenades draws together all Sanchez’s poems of the 1980’s including the original collections of Homegirls and Handgrenades.
An extraordinary retrospective covering over thirty years of work, Shake Loose My Skin is a stunning testament to the literary, sensual, and political powers of the award-winning Sonia Sanchez.
In haiku, tanka, and sensual blues, Sanchez writes as no one else can of the many forms love takes: burning, dreamy, disappointed, and vulnerable.
With unrelenting honesty and searing beauty, one of our most powerful voices offers us an African-American odyssey. Does Your House Have Lions? is an exquisite and at times wrenching work exploring the life of Sonia Sanchez’s brother—a vibrant young man who left the South for New York, immersed himself in the city’s gay subculture, and became a victim of AIDS in the first years of the pandemic.
Sonia Sanchez explores the pain, self-doubt, and anger that emerge in women’s lives: an unfaithful life partner, a brutal rape, the murder of a woman by her granddaughter, the ravages of drugs.
Autmn Blues is no longer in print.
Continuous Fire is no longer in print.
Under a Soprano Sky is no longer in print.
The author of several books of poetry, Sanchez’ I’ve Been A Woman is the dynamic transcendental female voice of one of the finest poets of our time. Includes “Black Magic: Blk Rhetoric” and “Blues.”
Love Poems is no longer in print.
A Blues Book for a Blue Black Magic Woman is no longer in print.
We a BaddDDD People is no longer in print.
Home Coming is no longer in print.
Everything Man by Talib Kweli from the album Eardrum, featuring Sonia Sanchez and Res.
“Humbled” by Ursula Rucker, from the album Ma’at Mama, featuring Sonia Sanchez.
“In My Own Way” by Monnette Sudler, from the album Meeting of the Spirits, featuring Sonia Sanchez.
“I Been Keepin’ Company with the Layaway Man” by Monnette Sudler from the album Meeting of the Spirits, featuring Sonia Sanchez.
“Full Moon of Sonia” celebrates the groundbreaking work of Sonia Sanchez in an eclectic mix of spoken word, jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and blues.
“Hope is an Open Window” by Diana Ross, from the album Every Day is a New Day, featuring Sonia Sanchez.
The first spoken word album from Sonia Sanchez.
This collection brings together for the first time the plays of Sonia Sanchez, a prolific, award-winning poet and one of the most prominent writers in the Black Arts movement. In addition to Sanchez’s five previously published plays The Bronx Is Next (1970), Dirty Hearts (1971), Sister Son/ji (1972), Malcolm/Man Don’t Live Here No Mo (1979) Uh, Uh; But How Do It Free Us? (1975), and , the collection also includes her two unpublished plays, I’m Black When I’m Singing, I’m Blue When I Ain’t (1982) and 2 x 2 (2009).
While it is common to associate Sanchez with the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s, these interviews reveal that Sanchez is a poet whose craft and subjects have evolved over three decades. The interviews from 1979 to 2005 include a previously unpublished interview conducted by the editor specifically for this book.
Sound Investment: Short Stories for Young Readers is no longer in print.
The Adventures of Fat Head, Small Head, and Square Head is no longer in print.
It’s a New Day: Poems for Young Brothas and Sistuhs is no longer in print.