Naomi Shihab Nye has published over 20 books, including poetry, essays, picture books, novels and anthologies for younger readers. She has received many literary awards, and has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Witter Bynner Fellow (Library of Congress), and poet-in-residence at Ledbury Poetry Festival in Britain. Her work has been featured on two of Bill Moyers’ PBS poetry specials on American television networks. She a professor of creative writing at Texas State University, and lives in Austin, Texas. Her many poetry books include Tender Spot: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2015), first published in 2008 and now expanded to include later work, including a selection from her 2011 collection Transfer as well as newer poems. She read at Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway, Ireland, in April 2015, and at the Poetry Trust’s Poetry Proms at the Snape Maltings in August 2015. In May 2019 she was appointed Young People's Poet Laureate in the United States, the seventh poet and the first Arab American author to be named to the post. She will serve from 2019 to 2021.
Books by Naomi Shihab Nye