Photo by Ha Lam

Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the world, leading writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Born to a Palestinian-American father and an American mother, Nye grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her family heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.

At this event, she will debut a new poem inspired by a work of art in the DMA’s collection and juxtapose art in the collection with a live reading of her poetry.

Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the world, leading writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Born to a Palestinian-American father and an American mother, Nye grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her family heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.

At this event, she will debut a new poem inspired by a work of art in the DMA’s collection and juxtapose art in the collection with a live reading of her poetry.

Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent 40 years traveling the world, leading writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Born to a Palestinian-American father and an American mother, Nye grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. Drawing on her family heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.

At this event, she will debut a new poem inspired by a work of art in the DMA’s collection and juxtapose art in the collection with a live reading of her poetry.

WHEN

WHERE

Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
https://www.dma.org/programs/event/naomi-shihab-nye

TICKET INFO

$20-$25; educators and students are free.
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