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Naomi Shihab Nye Finalist for Helen C. Smith Memorial Award

The Texas Institute of Letters has named the finalists for their annual awards. We're pleased to say that Transfer by Naomi Shihab Nye is a finalist for the Helen C. Smith Memorial Award for Poetry! Dallas News Reports: "The Texas Institute of Letters has been promoting the state's best writers since 1936... The competition is limited to authors who have lived in the state for at least two years or have entries pertaining to Texas subjects. Not surprisingly. some of the best-known writers in the state -- such as Stephen Harrigan, C.W. Smith and Naomi Shihab Nye -- are among the nominees." The awards will be given in San Antonio on April 14. Here's more information about the awards and the other finalists: Dallas News on the Texas Institute of Letters Good luck, Naomi! [caption id="attachment_1569" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="BOA poet Naomi Shihab Nye"]BOA poet Naomi Shihab Nye[/caption]

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