Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Naomi Shihab Nye

Reflection 8
April 26th, 2016

Naomi Shihab Nye is an Arab-Amercian poet who was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Though born in the United States her family moved to Ramallah in Palestine during her high school education. But before moving over the waters to a different country, farther more before she was even born, Naomi's family were refugees of the Palestine and Israeli conflict. They were one of thousands of Palestinian families who lost everything they own to the hands of the Israeli government.

Most, if not all, of her poems are her experience as an Arab-Amercian women. She is a figure of peace and humanitarian work. She calls herself the "wandering poet", due to her extensive amount of traveling all over the world to present workshops for individuals on poetry and her writing works. In 2009, she was elected to be a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

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