Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Poems: Sonia Sanchez

Let's try something different. Here are two pieces by Sonia Sanchez: the first is her reading a tribute list, a "calling on living and ago resisters," at an event in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, in that way that only Sister Sonia can. The list is transformed into, becomes, is a poem.

The second is her reading her poem "Our Voice Is Our Vision," during Def Poetry Jam's 5th season. She ends the poem with the lines, "That's what we all need, courage." So true. One of my favorite people, thank the gods for her.

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