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Lecture with Naomi Shihab Nye, Zell Distinguished Poet in Residence
Naomi Shihab Nyedescribes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 35 years traveling the country and the world to lead writing workshops and inspire students of all ages. Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.
Location: UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium