Sunday, August 29, 2010

19 Varieties of Gazelle

    This is a book of poems written by Naomi Shihab Nye. She is an Arab-American writer.
     Her poetry is moving and eloquent. She captures images like a camera stopping time. She also has a unique perspective on the world that I haven't read before.
     The poems about her experiences in America after September 11, 2001 were powerful and uplifting, even as they broke your heart with the prejudice.
     I love poetry, but Naomi's poems were especially sensitive and emotional. They can be read on several levels, so anyone can find their own truth in her words.

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