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Sonia Sanchez
(1934-____) born on
Sep 9
US poet, playwright, educator. She is noted for her black activism; "Homecoming," 1969 was her first volume of poetry; she has taught at Rutgers, Amherst and Temple Universities.
         
   
F
I cannot tell the truth about anything unless I confess being a student, growing and learning something new every day. The more I learn, the clearer my view of the world becomes.

R
Poetry is subconscious conversation, it is as much the work of those who understand it and those who make it.
A
Art . . . reacts to or reflects the culture it springs from.
N
The joy of poetry is that it will wait for you. Novels don't wait for you. Characters change. But poetry will wait. I think it's the greatest art.
K
. . . I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Ruminations/Reflections;" in "Black Women Writers," 1984.
R: "Ruminations/Reflections;" in "Black Women Writers," 1984.
A: "Ruminations/Reflections;" in "Black Women Writers," 1984.
N: In "Voice of Freedom," by Henry Hampton, 1990.
K: In "I Dream a World," by Brian Lanker, 1989.
   


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