Join us at SAL for an evening of Poetry with Naomi Shihab Nye! This event takes place at Town Hall Seattle.
Nye is the recipient of four Pushcart prizes, the Voertman Poetry Prize, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Isabel Gardner Poetry Award, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, and the Robert Creeley Award. She has written more than ten poetry collections, three novels, and has appeared in numerous anthologies. Her full-length collections of poetry include Different Ways to Pray (1980), Hugging the Jukebox (1982), YellowGlove (1986), Fuel (1998), 19 Varieties of the Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East (2002), You and Yours (2005), Transfer (2011), Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners (2018), and Tiny Journalist (2019).
Nye now makes her permanent home in San Antonio, Texas, where she has long been growing roots. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Trinity University in San Antonio and has worked as the poetry editor of the Texas Observer for the past 20 years. Along with intermitted teaching at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, she is also a professor of creative writing at Texas State University.