Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, October 2
First hour: Rev. Angela Sims, the new president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
Second hour: Poet Naomi Shihab Nye and her book, "Tiny Journalist"
We sit down with the new president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rev. Angela Sims. Sims is the institution’s first female president, and the first African American woman to lead a Rochester-area college. Her term began July 1, after the retirement of Rev. Marvin McMickle. Sims is a Baptist minister and author, who says one of her goals is to build on Colgate’s social justice efforts. She joins us in studio to share her vision, her goals, and to address the role of faith and religion in the current social and political climate.
Then in our second hour, Naomi Shihab Nye is the current poetry editor for New York Times Magazine, and was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate for 2019-2021. Her most recent collection of poems, “The Tiny Journalist,” puts a human face on war and violence. It was inspired by a young Palestinian activist. Nye will be in Rochester this Friday as a guest of BOA Editions, but first, she joins us on Connections to discuss her work, the role of poetry, and the impact young people can have on social movements. Our guests:
- Naomi Shihab Nye, poetry editor for New York Times Magazine, 2019-2021 Young People’s Poet Laureate, and author of “Tiny Journalist”
- Peter Connors, publisher for BOA Editions