Listening to language, feeling stories unfold and poems arrive, being present to the page -- I do not think of it as a career, I think of it as a devotion. --Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye On Kindness

Naomi Shihab Nye On Kindness

Jan 10, 2013-- The poems of Naomi Shihab Nye have an uncanny way of showing up at exactly the right moment to summon you below the surface of your life. The child of a Palestinian father and an American mother, her poems speak a language deeper than culture, history or religion. Through the portal of the everyday -- a grocery store, an olive press, the headlines -- she draws us into the most profound questions and revelations of the soul. In addition to writing poetry, Nye writes fiction, essays and children's books, and has edited several anthologies. In this interview she shares more about her life and craft. (15012 reads)

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