Furious Flower

Continuous Fire: The Poetry of Sonia Sanchez

Sun, 19 Jun 2011 3:00 PM - Sat, 25 Jun 2011 12:00 PM

Featuring Sonia Sanchez

Poet, playwright, and activist Sonia Sanchez has been called an icon of the Black Arts Movement. Her books include Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, Love Poems, I've Been a Woman, A Sound Investment and Other Stories, Homegirls and Handgrenades, Under a Soprano Sky, Wounded in the House of a Friend, Does Your House Have Lions?, Like the Singing Coming off the Drums, and Shake Loose My Skin. Her accolades include a national Endowment for the Arts Award, the 1985 American Book Award, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Humainities for 1988, the Peace and Freedom Award from Women International League for Peace and Freedom in 1989, a PEW Fellowship in the Arts, the Langston Hughes Poetry Award for 1999, the 1001 Robert Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America, the 2004 Harper Lee Award, and the 2006 National Visionary Leadership Award. Does Your House Have Lions? was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also a Ford Freedom Scholar from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Her most recent collection of poetry, Morning Haiku, was published in 2010. She is a national and international lecturer on Black culture and literature, women’s liberation, peace, and racial justice.

Seminar Faculty:
John Brace
Joanne Gabbin
Hilary Holladay
Akasha Hull
Joyce Ann Joyce
Nzadi Keita
Haki Madhubuti
Jacqueline Wood

See photos from the seminar and poetry reading by Sonia Sanchez on Flickr.

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