Sonia Farmer

  • Sonia  Farmer
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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."


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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