Sonia Farmer, who holds a BFA in writing from Pratt institute, is a writer, poet, book-binder, letter-press printer, papermaker and printmaker.
She is the winner of the 2011 Small Axe Literary Competition in Poetry, a prestigious honor that even she claimed to be "a pretty big deal for Caribbean writers".
She is also a creative and enterprising young entrepreneur – having founded the Poinciana Paper Press, a small fine press that produces hand-bound limited-edition chapbooks of Caribbean writing.
"…books published by small presses challenge the system, carve out a new space for important voices, and define new genres," she said in an interview with Dr. Leanne Hayes.
"For me, books are an extension of the reading experience – books are very present in the stories they hold."