Poet Sonia Sanchez: Busboys and Poets Award

When:
September 25, 2013 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where:
Harris Theatre, George Mason University
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kara Oakleaf703-993-3986E-mail
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Sonia Sanchez is the winner of the 2013 Busboys and Poets Award, presented to a contemporary poet in conjunction with Busboys and Poets, a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market, and gathering place based in Washington, DC; the award pays tribute to Langston Hughes, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., during the 1920s before he gained recognition for his writing. Sanchez is the author of more than 16 books, ranging from her debut poetry collection, 1969’s Homecoming, to her latest collection, 2010’s Morning Haiku, and including the American Book Award winner Homegirls and Handgrenades.