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Homegirls & Handgrenades

Homegirls & Handgrenades

Sonia Sanchez
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Winner of the American Book Award, a classic of the Black Arts Movement brought back to life in a refreshed edition

"A lion in literature's forest. When she writes she roars, and when she sleeps other creatures walk gingerly."— Maya Angelou

Originally published in 1984, this collection of prose, prose poems and lyric verses is as fresh and radical today as it was then. Sonia Sanchez, the premiere poet of the Black Arts Movement, shows the “razor blades” in clenched in her teeth in these powerful pieces.


Poet, playwright, educator, and activist Sonia Sanchez is the author of seventeen books including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, Under a Soprano Sky, Wounded in the House of a Friend, Does Your House Have Lions? Like the Singing Coming Off the Drums, Shake Loose My Skin and most recently, Collected Poems. Among hundreds of honors she has received are the Langston Hughes Poetry Award, the Robert Frost Medal, the Wallace Stevens Award, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, the Jackson Poetry Prize, the Edward MacDowell Medal, and the Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award.

Homegirls & Handgrenades won the 1985 American Book award, and Does Your House Have Lions? was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Sonia Sanchez has taught and lectured at over 500 universities and colleges in the United States and has traveled extensively, reading her poetry in Africa, Australia, Cuba, England, the Caribbean, Norway, Canada, and the People’s Republic of China. She was the first Presidential Fellow at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she held the Laura Carnell Chair in English until her retirement in 1999.


  • Publisher: Beacon Press (March 21, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0807012955
  • ISBN-13: 9780807012956
  • Item Weight: 13 ounces


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