Poet Sonia Sanchez working on memoir, ‘Watch My Language’

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, Sonia Sanchez appears on board the Norwegian Escape during day 1 of the Summit at Sea cruise in Miami. Sanchez has a book deal with One World for memoir titled, “Watch My Language,” the publisher announced Thursday. She will work on the book with author Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — With the help of Ta-Nehisi Coates, poet Sonia Sanchez is writing a memoir.

Sanchez has a deal with One World for “Watch My Language,” the publisher announced Thursday. One World, an imprint of Penguin Random House, has not set a release date.

Sanchez, 84, emerged during the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and is known for such poetry books as “Shake Loose My Skin.” She recently received a Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement. Sanchez will work on “Watch My Language” with Coates, the author and journalist best known for “Between the World and Me,” winner of the National Book Award.

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