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Join Carlye Archibeque as she talks to Naomi Shihab Nye bout her new book Naomi Shihab Nye lives in San Antonio, Texas. Her Fall 2011 books are TRANSFER (poems) and THERE IS NO LONG DISTANCE NOW (very short stories). Earlier books include You & Yours, Going Going, A Maze Me, Honeybee, 19 Varieties of Gazelle; Poems of the Middle East , a National Book Award finalist in 2002, Come with Me: Poems for a Journey, Fuel, Red Suitcase and Habibi ,a novel for teens which won 6 Best Book awards. She has edited eight anthologies of poetry for young readers, including This Same Sky , The Tree is Older than You Are, The Space Between our Footsteps: Poems & Paintings from the Middle East and What Have You Lost? A visiting writer for many years all over the world, she has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow and a Library of Congress Witter Bynner Fellow. Currently she is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
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