Friday, October 9, 2009

Naomi Shihab Nye

October's Electronic Bookshelf features the books of acclaimed poet and anthologist, Naomi Shihab Nye.

Ms. Nye is a resident of San Antonio although her roots are in Palestine and the Middle East. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri but has called both Jerusalem and Ramallah home. She continues to travel widely bringing poems and inspiration to young writers around the globe.

On Thursday, October 15 Ms. Nye will present a poetry reading and discussion at San Antonio's Central Library. The session begins at 7:00 pm in the library auditorium. Poetry lovers of all ages -- particularly Young Pegasus poets past, present and future -- are invited to attend. Several of Ms. Nye's books will be available for purchase and autographing after the program with proceeds benefiting SAPL's Young Pegasus Poetry project.

Ms. Nye's appearance is made possible through the Wm. Morris Endowment.

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