A Tribute to Naomi Shihab Nye

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The editors of Verse of April, Volume II asked writers to choose a modern poet and write a tribute to them, including a poem in their honor. My poem Muelama: To Naomi Shihab Nye was chosen for inclusion in this unique anthology.

I first discovered Naomi Shihab Nye within the pages of the Poetry Archive of the On Being Project. She is a Palestinian/American poet who sees across borders and embraces our differences….whether cultural, religious, linguistic or physical. I feel she is a needed voice for our times. Humbly, I call her muelama, or teacher in Arabic.

If you haven’t read Nye, please look her up. My little tribute can be found here:http://www.verseofapril.com/gabriella-brand

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Gabriella Brand

Gabriella Brand is a writer, adventurer, and educational consultant. She can't stop teaching and learning foreign languages. She would like to walk on all the continents (three more to go!). Her husband is extremely patient and her children are, fortunately, all grown up.

3 thoughts on “A Tribute to Naomi Shihab Nye”

  1. Gabriella, Thank you for sending this. I read your poem, and the description of Naomi.I also sent it on to Kathy. Take care, stay wellJudy


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