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Morton Marcus Poetry Reading: Naomi Shihab Nye
November 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm | Kresge Town Hall
The writers in this series will present across multiple genres, to include poetry, fiction, criticism, and various hybrid genres. Each will explore ways that language tests thresholds of culture, race, nation, sex, gender, and desire through the creative imagination. Central to each will be how these thresholds are performed, tested, broken, clarified and complicated in their works.
Naomi Shihab Nye is an Award-winning Palestinian-American Poet, Writer, Anthologist, and Educator. She is the author/or editor of more than thirty volumes of poetry, essays, short stories, novels and anthologies including: 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East, A Maze Me: Poems for Girls, Red Suitcase, Words Under the Words, Fuel, and You & Yours (a best-selling poetry book of 2006). She has read and led writing workshops extensively both nationally and internationally. Shihab Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, four Pushcart Prizes, and numerous honors for her children’s literature. In 2010, Shihab Nye was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. In 2012, she was named laureate of the 2013 NSK Prize for Children’s Literature.
Location and Time: All Readings located at Kresge Town Hall 466 | 6-7:45pm
The Living Writers Series is co-sponsored by the Porter College George Hitchcock Poetry Fund, a Poets & Writers through the grant from the James Irvine Foundation, the Literature Department and the Creative Writing Program, Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Reading, and a Laurie Sain Creative Writing Endowment.