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Tender Spot

(2015)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Naomi Shihab Nye is a wandering poet. For over 30 years she has travelled America and the world to read and teach. Born in Missouri to a Palestinian father and an American mother, she grew up in St Louis, Jerusalem and San Antonio. Drawing on her Palestinian-American background, the cultural diversity of Texas, and her experiences in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Middle East, her poetry 'reflects this textured heritage, which endowed her with an openness to the experiences of others and a sense of continuity across borders' (Bill Moyers). Through her empathetic use of poetic language, she reveals the shining nature of our daily lives, whether writing about local life in her inner-city Texan neighbourhood or the daily rituals of Jews and Palestinians in the war-torn Middle East.Probing the fragile connection between language and meaning, she shows how lives are marked by tragedy, inequity and misunderstanding, and that our best chance of surviving losses and shortcomings is to be acutely aware of the sacred in all things.



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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tender Spot
Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
ISBN: 1-78037-280-9 / 978-1-78037-280-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tender Spot: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe World Poets)
Author(s): Naomi Shihab Nye
ISBN: 1-85224-791-6 / 978-1-85224-791-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
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