Nye, Naomi Shihab 2000

Wednesday, May 3, 2000


My grandmother’s hands recognize grapes,
the damp shine of a goat’s new skin.
When I was sick they followed me,
I woke from the long fever to find them
covering my head like cool prayers.

– Naomi Shihab Nye, “The Words Under the Words”

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Read this interview with Naomi Shihab Nye from Sukoon Magazine:

Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye

Tweet Share Reddit +1 Pocket Pinterest LinkedIn 0 Email “Poetry flourishes in the margins” Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye BY REWA ZEINATI In the world of poetry and writing, the name needs no introduction. In the world of art and photography, Nye has been an active participant, offering image after image, using the tools she …

Letters swallow themselves in seconds.
Notes friends tied to the doorknob,
transparent scarlet paper,
sizzle like moth wings,
marry the air.

– Naomi Shihab Nye, “Burning the Old Year”

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Watch Naomi Shihab Nye discuss the art of teaching poetry:

Naomi Shihab Nye on the Art of Teaching Poetry

Recorded at the 2013 Poets Forums as part of the Chancellors Discussions-a series of intimate talks in which some of the most renowned poets of our time examine issues central to poetry today. In this video, Naomi Shihab Nye speaks on the discussion topic: The Art of Teaching Poetry.

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