Listening and Leaping with Naomi Shihab Nye

Listening and Leaping with Naomi Shihab Nye

Michael Nye

Nye talks about the ways poetry is a language without explanation.

Rabbi Rami talks with poet Naomi Shihab Nye about the essential quality of poetry and its pleasures, the importance of listening, and her new book Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners. An excerpt of her book appears in the Jan/Dec 2018 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine.

Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and anthologist and the acclaimed author of Habibi: A Novel and Sitti's Secrets, a picture book, which was based on her own experiences visiting her beloved Sitti in Palestine. Her book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has taught writing and worked in schools all over the world, including in Muscat, Oman. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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