Sonia Sanchez Won the Gish Prize!

Yes! Sonia Sanchez has been awarded the Gish Prize “in recognition of her ongoing achievements in inspiring change through the power of the word.” The cash award of the prize amounts to $250,000. Philadelphia Inquirer has more details on this… More

Does Your House Have Lions?

what does a liver know of peace
or spleen. kidneys. ribs. be still my soul.
how does a city broker its disease
within the confines of a borough, where control
limps tepid—like carrying a parasol
of hurts, hurting, hurted, hurtful croons . . .


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.