Sonia Sanchez

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Birthday
9, 1934
Birthplace
Birmingham, AL
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1934 (age 84)
Birthplace
Birmingham, AL

About

African-American poet and professor who published a famous 1985 work entitled Homegirls and Handgrenades. The work received the prestigious American Book Award.

Before Fame

She was raised by her grandmother after her mother's death. Later, she lived with her father in Harlem.

Trivia

She was deeply involved in both the Black Arts Movement and the Civil Rights Movement.

Family Life

She was married and divorced twice -- to Albert Sanchez and Etheridge Knight -- and had three children.

Associated With

She completed postgraduate literary work at New York University, where she studied with poet Louise Bogan.