She lives in San Antonio, Texas. Used book in Good Condition. She has traveled abroad as a visiting writer on three Arts America tours sponsored by the United States Information Agency. She understands our lives are marked by tragedy, and misunderstanding, inequity, and that our best chance of surviving our losses and shortcomings is to maintain a heightened awareness of the sacred in all things.
Naomi shihab nye, editor, poet, anthologist, is a recipient of writing fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations. I missed that day. Or maybe i wasn’t born yet. In you and yours, through her empathetic use of poetic language, Naomi Shihab Nye continues her conversation with ordinary people whose lives become, extraordinary.
What about all the other people who aren’t born? Who will tell them?Balancing direct language with a suggestive “aslantness, ” Nye probes the fragile connection between language and meaning. In 2001 she received a presidential appointment to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
. Nye writes of local life in her inner-city texas neighborhood, about rural schools and urban communities she’s visited in this country, as well as the daily rituals of Jews and Palestinians who live in the war-torn Middle East. The dayi missed the day on which it was said others should not have certain weapons, but we could.
She never shies from the challenge of trying to name the mysterious logic of childhood or speak truth to power in the face of the horrors of war.
Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners
Voices in the air is a collection of almost one hundred original poems written by the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye in honor of the artists, ordinary people, writers, historical figures, poets, and diverse luminaries from past and present who have inspired her. Includes an index. With short informational bios about the influential figures behind each poem, read again and again, and a transcendent introduction by the poet, this is a collection to cherish, and share with others.
Acclaimed and award-winning poet, inspiration, humor, teacher, and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye’s uncommon and unforgettable voice offers readers peace, and solace. Full of words of encouragement, and hope, solace, this collection offers a message of peace and empathy. Voices in the air celebrates the inspirational people who strengthen and motivate us to create, to open our hearts, and to live rewarding and graceful lives.
This volume of almost one hundred original poems is a stunning and engaging tribute to the diverse voices past and present that comfort us, lead us, compel us, and give us hope.
Head Off & Split: Poems
Winner, 2012 siba book award for poetry nominee, 2012 naacp image award for outstanding literary work in poetry the poems in nikky finney's breathtaking new collection Head Off & Split sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life: from civil rights matriarch Rosa Parks to former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, 2012 GLCS Award for Poetry Winner, 2011 National Book Award for Poetry Winner, from a brazen girl strung out on lightning to a terrified woman abandoned on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina.
Finney's poetic voice is defined by an intimacy that holds a soft yet exacting eye on the erotic, like her mother's wedding waltz with South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, on uncanny political and family events, and then again on the heartbreaking hilarity of an American president's final State of the Union address.
Artful and intense, or throw away, finney's poems ask us to be mindful of what we fraction, dice, cut off, fragment, dishonor, powerfully evoking both the lawless and the sublime.
Loving Pedro Infante
Tracking provided on most orders. Condition: New. Then, one night at the border cowboy Truck Stop, Tere is forced to confront reality -- and the choices she must make to reclaim her life. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tere's passions are wasted on Lucio, the married lover who plies her with sweet kisses and false promises.
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Isbn13: 9780743445733. Comfort comes in her adoration for Infante and in the companionship of her best friend, Irma "La Wirma" Granados. In the soothing darkness of her local theater, thirty-something teacher's aide and divorcée Teresina "Tere" Ávila looks straight into the smoldering eyes of Pedro Infante and wonders where her life has gone.
The impossibly handsome mexican singer and movie icon died in 1957, but to Tere -- secretary of the Pedro Infante fan club chapter 256 -- he remains an everlasting symbol of the possibility of passion beyond her New Mexico town.
Words Under the Words: Selected Poems A Far Corner Book
This long-awaited collection draws from naomi Shihab Nye's three critically acclaimed books: Different Ways to Pray, and National Poetry Series winner, Yellow Glove, Hugging the Jukebox. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Words under the words gathers into a single volume the finest poems by one of the most exciting, accessible poets in America today.
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Red Suitcase American Poets Continuum
In the bottoms of our shoes, they are sleeping. In this, her fourth full collection of poetry, we see with new eyes-a grandmother's scarf, an alarm clock, a man carrying his son on his shoulders. Valentine for ernest MannYou can’t order a poem like you order a taco. Walk up to the counter and say, "I’ll take two"and expect it to handed back to youon a shiny plate.
Still, I like you spirit. Anyone who says, "here’s my address, write me a poem, " deserves something in reply. So i’ll tell a secret instead:poems hide. He was a serious manwho lived in a serious way. Check your garage, the person you almost like, the odd sockin your drawer, but not quite. And let me know.
Used book in Good Condition. So, he re-invented themas valentines and they became beautiful. At least, to him. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780743445733. They are the shadowsdrifting across our ceilings the momentbefore we wake up. And the poems that had been hidingin the eyes of skunks for centuriescrawled out and curled up at his feet.
Mona in the Promised Land: A Novel
Used book in Good Condition. Here, the chinese are seen as "the new Jews. What could be more natural than for mona to take this literally—even to the point of converting? As Mona attends temple "rap" sessions and falls in love with a nice Jewish boy who lives in a tepee, Jen introduces us to one of the most charming and sweet-spirited heroines in recent fiction, a girl who can wisecrack with perfect aplomb even when she's organizing the help in her father's pancake house.
Tracking provided on most orders. On every page, gish jen sets our received notions spinning with a wit as dry as a latter-day Jane Austen's. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Condition: New. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . A new york times notable bookin these pages, acclaimed author gish Jen portrays the day-to-day of American multiculturalism with poignancy and wit, who in 1968 moves with her newly prosperous family to Scarshill, introducing us to teenaged Mona Chang, New York.
A multicultural message delivered with the wit and bit of art. Isbn13: 9780743445733.
Ceremony: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780743445733. Thirty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing.
Tayo, a world war ii veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. Tracking provided on most orders. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. A multicultural message delivered with the wit and bit of art.
Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power.
Fuel: Poems American Poets Continuum Series
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There There: A novel
There there is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. This is the book that everyone is talking about right now, and it’s destined to be a classic. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and loss. Penguin Books. Jacquie red feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame.
. White-hot. Isbn13: 9780743445733. Opal viola victoria bear shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and will to perform in public for the very first time. Devastating” the washington post at the same time as it is fierce, thoroughly modern, funny, suspenseful, and impossible to put down.
Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Dene oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry.
Condition: New. One of the 10 best books of the year—the new york times book reviewwinner of the center for fiction first novel prizeone of the best books of the year: the washington post, gq, library journal, npr, publishers weekly, san francisco chronicle, california, the oprah magazine, urban indians living in oakland, propulsive” People Magazine story of twelve unforgettable characters, The Dallas Morning News, BookPage, extraordinary” The New York Times There There is the “brilliant, The Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, O, Time, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, who converge and collide on one fateful day.
Transfer American Poets Continuum
Penguin Books. In january 2010, she was elected to the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. Isbn13: 9780743445733. She has received a lavan award from the academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and four Pushcart prizes. She is a champion of the literature of encouragement and heart.
In her newest collection transfer she draws on her Palestinian American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her extensive travel experiences to create a poetry collection that attests to our shared humanity. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Among her awards, a guggenheim fellow, Naomi Shihab Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow.
Her poems combine transcendent liveliness and sparkle along with warmth and human insight. In the current literary scene, one of the most heartening influences is the work of Naomi Shihab Nye. Tracking provided on most orders. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Used book in Good Condition.
A multicultural message delivered with the wit and bit of art. Reading her work enhances life.