Sonia Sanchez

1934- , Birmingham , AL Sonia Sanchez was born Wilsonia Benita Driver on September 9, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Sanchez has lectured at more than five hundred universities and colleges in the United States and had traveled extensively, reading her poetry in Africa, Cuba, England, the Caribbean, Australia, Nicaragua, the People’s Republic of China, Norway, and Canada. She was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University, where she began teaching in 1977, and held the Laura Carnell Chair in English there until her retirement in 1999. She lives in Philadephia.

 

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  1. Jenny Hammond April 27, 2016 / 1:56 am

    I went to school with her son! She’s one of my favorites…

    On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 1:36 PM, Mixed American Life wrote:

    > Community Village Team posted: “1934- , Birmingham , AL Sonia Sanchez was > born Wilsonia Benita Driver on September 9, 1934, in Birmingham, > Alabama. Sanchez has lectured at more than five hundred universities and > colleges in the United States and had traveled extensively, read” >

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