Summary: Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about the Middle East al of her life. Her father is Palestinian, her mother German-American, and her poetry is born of a childhood spent with a foot in both worlds, growing up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. This volume collects for the first time in one place all of Naomi Shihab Nye's poems about the Middle East, about peace, about being an Arab-American in the United States. You will find familiar poems here, poems that N
ye's readers have cherished for years, as well as new poems being published for the first time. Nourishing, haunting, and hopeful -- here is a timeless and necessary book. Includes and introduction by the poet and a frontispiece by photographer Michael Nye.
Summary: Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about the Middle East al of her life. Her father is Palestinian, her mother German-American, and her poetry is born of a childhood spent with a foot in both worlds, growing up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. This volume collects for the first time in one place all of Naomi Shihab Nye's poems about the Middle East, about peace, about being an Arab-American in the United States. You will find familiar poems here, poems that Nye's readers have cherished for years, as well as new poems being published for the first time. Nourishing, haunting, and hopeful -- here is a timeless and necessary book. Includes and introduction by the poet and a frontispiece by photographer Michael Nye. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:(REV)02 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Greenwillow Books Published: 04/28/2002 International: No
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Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, the I. B. Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, and four Pushcart Prizes, as well as numerous honors for her books for younger readers, including tow Jane Addams Children's Book Awards. She is the editor of the poetry anthologies The Space Between Our Footsteps, Poems & Paintings from the Middle East, What Have You Lost?, and This Same Sky and the author of Habibi, a novel, as well as the picture book Sitti's Secrets. Naomi Shihab Nye lives in San Antonio, TX.
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