Brown-Guillory, Elizabeth, ed. Introduction to Sister Son/ji, by Sonia Sanchez. In Wines in the Wilderness: Plays by African American Women from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present. New York: Praeger, 1990. Editor Brown-Guillory provides a synopsis of the play and analysis of Sanchez’s work as a whole.
De Lancey, Frenzella Elaine. “Refusing to Be Boxed In: Sonia Sanchez’s Transformation of the Haiku Form.” In Language and Literature in the African American Imagination, edited by Carol Aisha Blackshire-Belay. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1992. Focuses on Sanchez’s use and adaptations of the haiku form.
Jennings, Regina B. “The Blue/Black Poetics of Sonia Sanchez.” In Language and Literature in the African American Imagination, edited by Carol Aisha Blackshire-Belay. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1992. Offers insight into critical views of Sanchez’s use of language and culture.
Joyce, Joyce A. Ijala: Sonia Sanchez and the African Poetic Tradition. Chicago: Third World Press, 1996. A comprehensive look at Sanchez’s body of work and its primary influences, covering almost thirty years.
Lynch, Doris. Review of Wounded in the House of a Friend, by Sonia Sanchez. Library Journal, March 15, 1995, 74.
Sanchez, Sonia. “As Poets, as Activists.” Interview by David Reich. World, May/June, 1999, 1-11. Sanchez describes the process of writing Does Your House Have Lions? as well as other significant familial experiences.
Reich, David. “As Poets, as Activists.” World, May/June, 1999, 1-11. In a revealing interview, Sanchez describes the process of writing Does Your House Have Lions? as well as other significant familial experiences. Details personal and historical events that influenced her poetry. Provides both personal and literary philosophy.
Sanchez, Sonia. “Disciple and Craft: An Interview with Sonia Sanchez.” Interview by Susan Kelly. African American Review 34, no. 4 (Winter, 2000): 679-687. Sanchez discusses the body of her work, her literary influences and personal history, and the importance of discipline and craft.
Sanchez, Sonia. “Exploding Myths: An Interview with Sonia Sanchez.” Interview by Herbert Leibowitz. Parnassus, Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter, 1985, 357-368. Points to important themes chronicled in Homegirls and Handgrenades. Links poetic analysis to poetic intent and purpose. Furnishes an examination of the award-winning collection.