Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez was the judge of Kore Press’ 2007 First Book Award, and chose Spring Ulmer’s Benjamin’s Spectacles as the winning poetry manuscript. Find Ulmer’s book here.

Sonia Sanchez—poet, activist, scholar—was the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Temple University. She is the recipient of both the Robert Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime service to American poetry and the Langston Hughes Poetry Award. One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez is the author of sixteen books.