The Prolific Pen Of Naomi Shihab Nye
It might be a challenging question to ask Naomi Shihab Nye where she's from.
Nye is a poet-novelist-essayist, born in St. Louis, but raised in both San Antonio and Jerusalem. Yes, THE Jerusalem.
Nye is Palestinian-American, and her large body of work reflects the many influences in her life, from West Texas to the Middle East.
She visits Ashland for a speaking engagement tonight (February 13th), and drops by the studio for an advance on the evening. We just try to fit a sampling of her skills and wisdom into a single hour.