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Tender Spot free pdf Naomi Shihab Nye is a wandering poet. For over 30 years she has travelled America and the world to read and teach. Born in Missouri to a Palestinian father and an American mother, she grew up in St Louis, Jerusalem and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American background, the cultural diversity of Texas, and her experiences in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East, her poetry 'reflects this textured heritage, which endowed her with an openness to the experiences of others and a sense of continuity across borders' (Bill Moyers).Through her empathetic use of poetic language, she reveals the shining nature of our daily lives, whether writing about local life in her inner-city Texan neighbourhood or the daily rituals of Jews and Palestinians in the war-torn Middle East. Probing the fragile connection between language and meaning, she shows how lives are marked by tragedy, inequity and misunderstanding, and that our best chance of surviving losses and shortcomings is to be acutely aware of the sacred in all things.

About Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye has published over 20 books, including poetry, essays, picture books, novels and anthologies for younger readers. Her latest book of essays is I'll Ask You Three Times, Are You Okay? Tales of Driving and Being Driven (2007). She has received many literary awards, and has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow (Library of Congress). Her work has been presented on National Public Radio on A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, and she has been featured on two of Bill Moyers' PBS poetry specials on American television networks. She lives in Austin, Texas. Tender Spot: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2008) is her first UK publication.

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Author : Naomi Shihab Nye
Publisher : Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Data Published : 10 January 2008
ISBN : 1852247916
EAN : 9781852247911
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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