“Sonia Sanchez’s poetry is a must for all readers. Period.”

Rain Taxi Review of Books

“Sanchez’s haiku is as simple and clear as breathing, but with everything that brings energy and vivacity to being alive.” 

Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Ms.

“With an unblinking and critical poet’s eye, Sonia Sanchez has been setting her readers straight, telling the ‘terrible beauty,’ and reflecting images in ways that simultaneously solicit tears and laughter. For over thirty years this revolutionary poet has been undeterred from a path that began in the sixties. She has not given up the struggle to let her poetry be what she refers to as a ‘call to arms’ for her people.”

Maya Angelou

“Sonia Sanchez is a lion in literature’s forest. When she writes she roars, and when she sleeps other creatures walk gingerly.”

Paula Friedman, The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Sanchez’s powers of empathy shine with rare luminosity.”

Isabel Allende

“Only a poet with an innocent heart can exorcise so much pain with so much beauty.”

Joy Harjo

“Her songs of destruction and loss scrape the heart; her praise songs thunder and revitalize. We need these songs for our journey together into the next century.”

Quarterly Black Review

“[Sanchez] looks deeply into that most dangerous of places-the heart.”

Chinua Achebe

“The poetry of Sonia Sanchez is full of power and yet always clean and uncluttered. It makes you wish you had thought those thoughts, felt those emotions and, above all, expressed them so effortlessly and so well.”


“In all her words, Sanchez grabs your heart.”