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Sonia Sanchez

Poetry

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 20030226, 19941017

A poet, activist, and professor, Sonia Sanchez is a well-known member of the Black Arts Movement. She has been both a national and international lecturer on topics including African-American culture and literature, women's liberation, and peace and racial justice. In this program, Sanchez reads poems in her unique style that is part chanting part scat singing.

| Subject Matter: African-American, Women's Liberation, Peace, Racial Justice | Interview Year: 1994 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: American Book Award, Robert Frost Medal |

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