Sonia Sanchez Wins the Jackson Poetry Prize!

Another award for Ms. Sanchez! Poets & Writers announced on April 26, 2022 that she has been awarded the Jackson Poetry Prize. The prize is awarded annually by Poets & Writers to recognize an American poet of exceptional talent. Endowed by John and Susan Jackson, this year’s prize carries a monetary award of $80,000.

Ms. Sanchez was selected by three esteemed judges: the poets Mary Jo BangMarilyn Chin, and Claudia Rankine. There was no application process. Poets were nominated by a panel of their peers who will remain anonymous. All her awards have consecrated her status as national treasure.

Poets & Writers will host a virtual celebration in honor of Ms. Sanchez this spring. For more information, visit

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