Award-winning Poet Naomi Shihab Nye to visit St. Edward's University
Nye is the daughter of a Palestinian father and an American mother and has lived in Ramallah, the Old City in Jerusalem, St. Louis, and San Antonio, which is her current home. She is the author of numerous books of poetry, including her 2005 collection, You and Yours.
Nye has received several awards and has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellow. She has traveled to the Middle East and Asia for the U.S. Information Agency promoting international goodwill through the arts. She is also the Texas Observer's poetry editor.
Her recent books include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, a National Book Award finalist in 2002; Going Going; A Maze Me: Poems for Girls; Come with Me: Poems for a Journey; Fuel; Red Suitcase and Habibi, a novel for young readers, which won six Best Book awards.
In addition, she has edited seven anthologies of poetry for young readers, including This Same Sky; The Tree is Older than You Are; The Space Between our Footsteps: Poems & Paintings from the Middle East; What Have You Lost? and Salting the Ocean.
The Visiting Writers Series is a St. Edward's initiative to share well-known and respected writers with the St. Edward's faculty and staff members, students and the Austin community. Each semester, the School of Humanities invites one or more well-known writers to campus. Each writer spends one to two days on campus visiting writing classes, speaking at open sessions for the campus and Austin community, and giving a public reading from their works.
For more information about Naomi Shihab Nye, visit www.barclayagency.com/nye.html
WHO: Award-Winning Poet, Essayist and Novelist Naomi Shihab Nye
WHAT: A Reading
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mabee Ballrooms A & B, Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, St. Edward's University