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'On Being with Krista Tippett' talks with Naomi Shihab Nye

Photo Courtesy of On Being with Krista Tippett

Naomi Shihab Nye is the new guest on the latest episode of On Being with Krista Tippett.

During the episode, which is currently airing on 400+ public radio stations around the country, Nye shares about her experiences growing up in Ferguson, Missouri, and on the road between Ramallah and Jerusalem. "Her father was a refugee Palestinian journalist, and through her poetry, she carries forward his hopeful passion, his insistence, that language must be a way out of cycles of animosity."

According to On Being, "Naomi is wise and compelling, bringing poetry down to earth in a beautifully practical way . . . Naomi is a breath of fresh air in the midst of these complicated times, and her rational, compassionate spirit is a welcome respite from the chaos of the daily news cycle."

Click here to listen to the full episode, "Naomi Shihab Nye - Your Life is a Poem."

Poetry books by Naomi Shihab Nye, including her latest collection Transfer, are available at the BOA Bookstore.

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