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Archive of posts tagged poetry

COVER REVEAL: Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann

  1. This is your second book for teenagers, and your second book of verse. Ask Me How I Got Here tells the story of one young woman, rather than many, but it deals with emotions and decisions just as heavy as those in Poisoned Apples. Does poetry allow you to tackle difficult topics in a […]

A Library Talk, with Turtles

Naomi Shihab Nye’s newest novel, The Turtle of Oman, was just published, and Naomi is on the road talking about it. And writing poems about the experience.   Library Audience   There’s a gentle young man in a black shirt who didn’t listen very well when he was in middle school but wants to listen […]

Naomi Shihab Nye is inspired (and inspiring!).

Naomi Shihab Nye will be participating in the Academy of American Poets’ 2011 Poets Forum in New York City. It will be held October 20-22, but for a taste of what’s in store, watch this video of Naomi speaking about inspiration during the 2010 forum. Check out some of the poems Naomi has collected in […]

Summer of Roses

By Naomi Shihab Nye The beloved poet and translator Diana Der-Hovanessian wrote that I had been selected to receive the Golden Rose Award, one of the oldest literary awards in the country, and give a reading on the lawn of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I was shocked, certain they had made some […]

And more videos—
Naomi Shihab Nye at the Kennedy Library

On April 7th, Naomi Shihab Nye participated in a reading and signing for She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems, selected by Caroline Kennedy, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Here’s a great video of the event—Caroline Kennedy introduces Naomi at 6:25, and Naomi reads at 14:19. Enjoy! Watch the […]