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Where Children Live

Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye
(b. 1952)

Naomi Shihab Nye, a Palestinian American, is a native of Missouri. She is not only a poet but also a writer of children's books and, interestingly, a folk singer. She has published her poetry in a number of collections, including Tatooed Feet (1977), Different Ways to Pray (1980), Hugging the Jukebox (1982), Yellow Glove (1986), Texas Poets in Concert: A Quartet (1990, as one of four poets), Red Suitcase (1994), and Words Under the Words: Selected Poems (1995). A collection of her essays, Never in a Hurry, was published in 1996.

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Naomi Shihab Nye: Academy of American Poets
Visit this website for biographical information, a short bibliography, and links to other websites of interest.

Interview with Naomi Shihab Nye
Visit this website to read the text of an interview with Nye.

Letter to Would-Be Terrorists
Visit this website to read an open letter from Nye, an Arab-American, to would-be terrorists.

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