Under a soprano sky

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Africa World Press, Aug 1, 1987 - Poetry - 101 pages
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A collection of poetry by Sonia Sanchez. . . A rare poet indeed!

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User Review  - Leslie - Goodreads

I heard Sonia Sanchez read from this book of poems in college and it who such a marvelous experience! She is as colorful as her poetry and adds new layers to her poems as she reads them aloud. Read full review

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User Review  - Anarda Nashai - Goodreads

I have a twelve year old copy of this book dog-eared and hightlighted from cover to cover. One of Sanchez's best collections to date. Hightly recommended!!!! Read full review


At the Gallery of La Casa De Las Americas Hahana dec 1984

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Born in Alabama, educated in New York City, Sanchez is a leading poet of the Black Arts Movement, whose poetry is written from political, economic, and social concerns as well as literary ones. Although her literary focus has been primarily to express her experience as an African American woman, Sanchez claims, "if you write from a black experience, you're writing from a universal experience as well." Sanchez's poems are direct, colloquial, and often militant. Many of her works are for children, such as her "poems for young brothas and sistuhs," as she puts it in It's a New Day (1971). Yet she also writes with tenderness about love. As academic interest in the voices of women and African Americans has intensified, critical interest in and acceptance of Sanchez's work has increased.

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