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Naomi Shihab Nye

Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.

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"In the current literary scene, one of the most heartening influences is the work of Naomi Shihab Nye. Her poems combine transcendent liveliness and sparkle along with warmth and human insight. She is a champion of the literature of encouragement and heart. Reading her work enhances life."— William Stafford  
Dusk  
where is the name no one answered to  
gone off to live by itself  
beneath the pine trees separating the houses  
without a friend or a bed  
without a father to tell it stories  
how hard was the path it walked on  
all those years belonging to none  
of our struggles drifting under  
the calendar page elusive as  
residue when someone said  
how have you been it was  
strangely that name that tried  
to answer  
Naomi Shihab Nye has spent thirty-five years traveling the world to lead writing workshops and inspire students of all ages. In her newest collection Transfer she draws on her Palestinian American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her extensive travel experiences to create a poetry collection that attests to our shared humanity.  
Among her awards, Naomi Shihab Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and four Pushcart prizes. In January 2010, she was elected to the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

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