Poetry Reading: Naomi Shihab Nye

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
University of Arizona Poetry Center

We are proud to present Naomi Shihab Nye, who will read from her work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Naomi Shihab 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.