• Shihab Nye, Naomi

    Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952) has a Palestinian refugee father and an American mother. She grew up in Jerusalem and Texas and her experience of cultural difference is something that informs much of her work – whether children’s fiction, essays or poetry. She cites local life and random characters as one of her primary inspirations. Her most recent collection is The Tiny Journalist (BOA Editions, 2019).

"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..."Erica Wagner
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