Naomi Shihab Nye

Scope and Content

Consists of letters and proofs relating to the published poetry works of Naomi Shihab Nye.

Administrative / Biographical History

Naomi Shihab Nye has published over 20 books, including poetry, essays, picture books, novels and anthologies for younger readers. Her latest book of essays is I’ll Ask You Three Times, Are You Okay? Tales of Driving and Being Driven (2007). She has received many literary awards, and has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow (Library of Congress). Her work has been presented on National Public Radio on A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac, and she has been featured on two of Bill Moyers’ PBS poetry specials on American television networks. She lives in Austin, Texas. Tender Spot: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2008) is her first UK publication.