Reading & Signing: Voices in the Air with Naomi Shihab Nye
Acclaimed and award-winning poet, teacher, and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye's uncommon and unforgettable voice offers readers peace, humor, inspiration, and solace. This volume of almost one hundred original poems is a stunning and engaging tribute to the diverse voices past and present that comfort us, compel us, lead us, and give us hope.
Voices in the Air is a collection of almost one hundred original poems written by the award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye in honor of the artists, writers, poets, historical figures, ordinary people, and diverse luminaries from past and present who have inspired her. Full of words of encouragement, solace, and hope, this collection offers a message of peace and empathy.
Voices in the Air celebrates the inspirational people who strengthen and motivate us to create, to open our hearts, and to live rewarding and graceful lives. With short informational bios about the influential figures behind each poem, and a transcendent introduction by the poet, this is a collection to cherish, read again and again, and share with others.
A resident of San Antonio, Naomi Shihab Nye was a longtime visiting writer at the Michener Center for Writers and a longtime friend of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, and is a fan of many Austin writers. She is now on faculty at Texas State University in the Creative Writing Program and also continuing her travels as a visiting writer far and wide.
Her most recent book, Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners, and some poems from two forthcoming books will be featured during this poetry reading and conversation.