Call Me Sonya Grey: A Young Girl's Poems about Death, Life & Adolescence

ABOUT Sonya Tupone Lloyd

Sonya Tupone Lloyd
Sonya Tupone Lloyd currently lives in Glen Burnie, Maryland with her husband, Doug, her dog, Bailey, and her cat, Odie. She graduated from Marywood University with a BA in History and from George Washington University with an MA in Museum Studies. This is her first volume of poetry.



This personal collection of poetic verse is at once inspiring and challenging. Beginning with the loss of her mother at age nine, Sonya began collecting her thoughts in 40 poems in a diary from early childhood through her twenties. She describes the daily battles of self-image and self-expression she experienced growing up after the passing of one parent and the estrangement of another. With the death of her mother, Sonya lost a part of everything she had known. Two states away, she finds herself with a different family, school, friends, home and a new name. The verses written during this time are one woman s exploration of her raw, emotional responses to dramatic life changes. This is Sonya's story.