Naomi Shihab Nye: Writing the Poetry Landscape

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30pm
Davis Courtyard at Fowler Museum 308 Charles E. Young Drive North Los Angeles, CA 90095 Map and directions

Naomi Shihab Nye is an award-winning Palestinian-American writer, anthologist, educator and self-described “wandering poet” who “breathes poetry like the rest of us breathe air,” as described by the Grand Rapids Press. “Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.

The author of author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes , Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow (Library of Congress). She has received numerous honors including a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and more.  In 2011 Nye won the Golden Rose Award given by the New England Poetry Club, the oldest poetry reading series in the country.

Free Event- RSVP Required
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Davis Courtyard at Fowler Museum

Throughout the 2013-2014 season, we will continue to explore this "Writing the Landscape" concept as part of our two-year Art in Action initiative Who is the Poet in Your Life? For more information visit the Art in Action website.

About the sponsor:
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (CAP UCLA) is dedicated to the advancement of the contemporary performing arts in all disciplines — dance, music, spoken word and theater, as well the emerging digital, collaborative and cross-art platforms inspired by today's leading artists and creators. CAP supports the creation, presentation and critical dialogues vital to the ongoing innovation and expressive potential of artists whose work, whether vibrantly emerging or internationally acclaimed, forms the dynamic and evolving heritage of contemporary performance.