Sonia Solarte was born in Cali, Colombia, where she worked as a teacher, psychotherapist, voice actress and cultural appointee. She has lived in Berlin since 1988. In 1991, she set up “Cantos de Flores“, a writing and therapy workshop, and has been conducting it ever since. From 1991 until 2013, she worked as coordinator of the Intercultural Women’s Centre S.U.S.I. in Berlin. Since 1992, Sonia Solarte sings in the »Orquesta Burundanga«, which came to be known as the first all-women salsa band of Berlin. In 2009, she founded the “Trio Sol Arte”, which is dedicated to the musical accompaniment of Solarte’s as well as other Latin American poetry. In 2017, the Trio was renamed SolArte Band. Sonia Solarte has participated in various literature and poetry festivals. Her poems have been published in numerous national and international anthologies, literary magazines and journals in several Latin American and European countries.
La Orfandad de los Espejos. Apidama Ediciones, Bogotá 2014.
Papierwelt – Mundo Papel.Verlag Lehner, Vienna 2006.
Conmemoración de la Ausencia. Ediciones Ariadna, Cali 1999.
Papierwelt – Mundo Papel. Ediciones Ariadna, Berlin 1996.
Para que el olvido no te toque. Ediciones Ariadna, Berlin, 1990.