Sonia Farmer

Sonia Farmer loves to explore language and the ways text intersects with visual art. She is the author of two limited-edition hand-bound chapbooks of poetry, What Becomes Us (2007) and Grow (2008). Her work has appeared in Ubiquitous, Poui, and tongues of the ocean, and is forthcoming in Correspondence No. 3. She holds a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.


Sonia has studied extensively under bookbinding, printmaking, papermaking and letterpress printing masters and believes in making books and texts beautiful. She has worked with The Corresponding Society and Small Anchor Press on artistic projects, and teaches bookbinding classes in The Bahamas.


In addition to The Corresponding Society, she is the fiction editor for tongues of the ocean and the creator of Poinciana Press because she believes in preserving Caribbean culture through literature.


Sonia was born and raised in the Bahamas. She does not own a dolphin, live in the Atlantis, or in a hut on the beach. She owns a cat, lives in a house, and visits the beach a few times a year where she catches dreadful sunburns and refuses to swim father than four meters from shore.