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by Naomi Shihab Nye

Famous Resources


Nye's Life and Works

Here's a short overview of her life and work, with links to some of her other famous (pun intended) poems.

Brief Biography of Nye

All the made-for-the-front-pages-gossip on Nye's life. (Actually, it's pretty tame.)

Interview with Bill Moyers

Here Nye chats with Bill Moyers about life after September 11th as an Arab-American.


For Those Who'd Rather Listen Than Read

This isn't quite the cinematic montage we imagined in our "Setting" section, but it's a pretty good version of the poem.


When Did You Stop Being a Poet?

Naomi Shihab Nye reads her poem "One Boy Told Me" (with an introduction from Garrison Keillor) and reminds us that we are all poets.

Meet the Poet

This one's long, but worthwhile.


Nye's Ready for Her Close-Up

Dying to know what she looks like?


Words Under the Words

A collection of Nye's poetry, featuring "Famous," and the words under it.

There is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories

A recent publication of Nye's short stories, just in case you're peaky for prose.

A Maze Me

A collection of poems for girls.

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