Naomi Shihab Nye Talks about Writing

dividing_wall_West BankPalestinian-American poet, essayist and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye is a wonderful writer, and she’s also a terrific teacher.

In this video, Marcia Franklin talks with her  at the 2012 Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. The two discuss the themes in Nye’s works, her style of writing, her response as a writer to 9/11, and her thoughts on the Palestinian-Israeli crisis.

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Photo: Barrier Wall, West Bank – AHMAD GHARABLI/
AFP/Getty Images)

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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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One Response to Naomi Shihab Nye Talks about Writing

  1. wordcloud9 says:

    Her poem “Kindness” is one I keep coming back to, time and again.

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