"This career essentially chased me down while I was on the spoken-word scene in New York. I kept hearing that my delivery of my poetry - which was very personal and cathartic at the time- was very moving to folks. People thought that I was an actress because of my delivery, when I was just dropping into the work and really pouring out my soul."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Sonja Sohn on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Sonja Sohn on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Sonja Sohn on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Sonja Sohn on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Sonja Sohn on Robert Frost