Sonia Sanchez

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Sonia Sanchez
Sanchez in 1998
Sanchez in 1998
BornWilsonia Benita Driver
(1934-09-09) September 9, 1934 (age 88)
Birmingham, Alabama
United States
Occupationpoet, educator, columnist, dramatist, essayist
EducationHunter College;
New York University,
Notable awardsRobert Frost Medal (2001)

Sonia Sanchez (born September 9, 1934) is an African-American poet. She is known for being part of the Black Arts Movement.

Sanchez was born Wilsonia Benita Driver in Birmingham, Alabama on September 9, 1934. She studied at Hunter College, and New York University. She founded the Black Studies program at San Francisco State University. She was poet-in-residence at Temple University.[1]

She has written over twelve books of poetry. She has also written plays and children's books.

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  1. "About Sonia Sanchez | Academy of American Poets". Retrieved 2023-02-11.

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