Grandma / Naomi Shihab Nye / poetry / Uncategorized

May words always befriend you

GalleyCat is celebrating National Poetry Month by interviewing poets about working in “this digital age.” Recently, they shared their interview with Naomi Shihab Nye. Her response to the question Has the internet changed the way you interact with readers? tickled me: Interacting with readers is certainly speedier now! It’s a gift, though I still love handwritten … Continue reading

Anne Sexton / books / Naomi Shihab Nye / poetry / reading / writing

Parting with a Book

A few months ago, I began writing a found poem after each poetry collection I read. It started with Anne Sexton’s Transformations and moved on to Naomi Shihab Nye’s Transfer along with Jane Hirshfield’s Come, Thief. I try to capture my favorite moments within each book and weave them into something for myself and further reflection. It’s become … Continue reading