Thursday, March 24, 2011

Naomi Shihab Nye to read at the Folger

Naomi Shihab Nye reading
Naomi Shihab Nye reads at the 2008 Festival.
2008 Split This Rock Featured Poet Naomi Shihab Nye will be reading at the Folger Elizabethan Theatre on Monday April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

From the Folger Library Bio: Naomi Shihab Nye’s work provides a spotlight on the everyday and reawakens the beauty in the ordinary. Her books of poetry include A Maze Me: Poems for Girls; Red Suitcase; Words Under the Words; You & Yours, a best-selling poetry book of 2006; and 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, a finalist for the National Book Award. Other works include What Have You Lost? Honeybee, her collection of poems for young adults, which won the 2008 Arab American Book Award in the Children’s/Young Adult category. Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. In January 2010 she was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

Naomi Shihab Nye
At the 2008 Festival March

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

For more examples of Naomi's poetry, and how it affects the world, please check out this Weekend Meditation on The Kitchn (the comments are especially worth reading): "Red Brocade"

Also check out "Famous", Naomi's poem chosen for the National Poetry Recitation Contest, Poetry Out Loud.

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