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Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye reflects on the concept of "borders" during an authors' panel at Crossing Borders through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories.

About the author: Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her community in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East, she uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity. Naomi Shihab Nye is the author and/or editor of more than 25 volumes, including: This Same Sky; What Have You Lost?; Honeybee; and 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East (National Book Award finalist); Sitti’s Secrets (a picture book); and Habibi (a young adult novel). She has also been featured on several NPR and PBS programs, including “The Language of Life with Bill Moyers.”

4/7/2011