Shake Loose My Skin (Paperback)

New and Selected Poems (Bluestreak #12)

By Sonia Sanchez

Beacon Press, 9780807068533, 168pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2000

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Description

An extraordinary retrospective covering over thirty years of work, From a leading writer of the Black Arts Movement and the American Poetry Society's 2018 Wallace Stevens Award–winner.

Shake Loose My Skin
is a stunning testament to the literary, sensual, and political powers of the award-winning Sonia Sanchez.


About the Author

Sonia Sanchez is poet, activist, scholar, and formerly the Laura Carnell Professor of English and Women's Studies at Temple University, and is currently a poet-in-residence there. Her numerous honors include the American Poetry Society's 2018 Wallace Stevens Award. she is the author of sixteen books, including Like the Singing Coming off the Drums, Does Your House Have Lions?Wounded in the House of a FriendShake Loose My Skin, and Morning Haiku.


Praise For Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems (Bluestreak #12)

This world is a better place because of Sonia Sanchez: more livable, more laughable, more manageable. I wish millions of people knew that some of the joy in their lives comes from the fact that Sonia Sanchez is writing poetry. —Maya Angelou

"An unending elegy on the grandest of scales." —Rafael Campo, The Washington Post Book World

"Only a poet with an innocent heart can exorcise so much pain with so much beauty." —Isabel Allende

"With an unblinking and critical poet's eye, Sonia Sanchez has been setting her readers straight, telling the 'terrible beauty,' and reflecting images in ways that simultaneously solicit tears and laughter. For over thirty years this revolutionary poet has been undeterred from a path that began in the sixties. She has not given up the struggle to let her poetry be what she refers to as a 'call to arms' for her people." —Juanita Johnson-Bailey, Ms.

"[Sanchez] looks deeply into that most dangerous of places-the heart." —-Quarterly Black Review