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By: Naomi Shihab Nye

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“In the current literary scene, one of the most heartening influences is the work of Naomi Shihab Nye. Her poems combine transcendent liveliness and sparkle along with warmth and human insight. She is a champion of the literature of encouragement and heart. Reading her work enhances life.”

— William Stafford

Dusk

where is the name no one answered to


gone off to live by itself


beneath the pine trees separating the houses


without a friend or a bed


without a father to tell it stories


how hard was the path it walked on


all those years belonging to none


of our struggles drifting under


the calendar page elusive as


residue   when someone said


how have you been   it was


strangely that name that tried


to answer

Naomi Shihab Nye has spent 35 years traveling the world to lead writing workshops and inspire students of all ages. In her newest collection, Transfer, she draws on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her extensive travel experiences to create a poetry collection that attests to our shared humanity.

Among her awards, Naomi Shihab Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and four Pushcart Prizes. In January 2010, she was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.