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
3 thoughts on “A Tribute to Naomi Shihab Nye”
Always such a pleasure to read/hear your poems, Gabriella. Thank you. Louise
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