Farmer , Sonia

Sonia Farmer is a writer, visual artist, small press publisher, and educator who uses letterpress printing, bookbinding, hand-papermaking, and digital projects to build narratives about the Caribbean space. She is the founder of Poinciana Paper Press, a center for book arts, writing, and publishing, located in Nassau, The Bahamas, that is dedicated to empowering the diversity of narratives in Caribbean art & literature. Her artwork has been regionally and internationally exhibited and is included in multiple institutional and personal collections. She is the author of Infidelities (Poinciana Paper Press, 2017) which was longlisted for the 2018 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, as well as the artist book A True & Exact History (Poinciana Paper Press, 2018) which won the 2019 Holle Award for Excellence in Book Arts. Her poetry has won the 2011 Prize in the Small Axe Literary Competition, been shortlisted for the 2020 Montreal International Poetry Prize, and has appeared in various journals and self-published limited-edition chapbooks. She holds a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa.