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Naomi Shihab Nye

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20050601, 20030115

Naomi Shihab Nye reads from her 2002 book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East. A National Book Award finalist, this Arab-American poet's work is characterized by a quest for understanding and a celebration of the everyday in both cultures. A 2006 program along with parts one and two of a 2018 interview with Naomi Shihab Nye are also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Arab-American Poetry, Cultural Exchange | Interview Year: 2003 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: National Book Award Finalist |

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