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Words & Pictures: Naomi Shihab Nye
Join us for a virtual poetry reading and Q&A by current Young People’s Poet Laureate, Naomi Shihab Nye, presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.
Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People’s Poet Laureate. Her newest book Everything Comes Next collects in one volume her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years. Featuring new, never-before-published poems, an introduction by bestselling poet and author Edward Hirsch, as well as a foreword and writing tips by the poet, and stunning artwork by bestselling artist Rafael López, Everything Comes Next is essential for poetry readers, classroom teachers, and library collections.
Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.