Naomi Shihab Nye
Benefit for PONGO Poetry Project
One of this country’s foremost poets, a poet who has had her work published in collections for forty years now, Naomi Shihab Nye does a virtual visit to support the vital work of non-profit Pongo Teen Writing’s Poetry Project in a two-part program. Naomi Shihab Nye is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, is the author of many books of poems, including some for younger readers. Her most recent is last year’s The Tiny Journalist (BOA).
“On every page, Shihab Nye's insistent call is the same: people, all people, deserve to live safe and healthy lives, free from fear and violence. She mourns, rages, takes politicians to task, but always lands on the side of compassion.” - Shelf Awareness.