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Connections: Poet Naomi Shihab Nye and her book, "Tiny Journalist"

Oct 2, 2019

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: