Nye, Naomi Shihab
Poet and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1952 to an American mother and a Palestinian father. Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary events, people, and objects, Nye has said that, for her, “the primary source of poetry has always been local life, random characters met on the streets, our own ancestry sifting down to us through small essential daily tasks.” “Trying to Name What Doesn't Change,” published in Words Under Words: Selected Poems in 1995, inspires discussion about what changes, what does not change, and what feelings both change and non-change elicit within us.
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