Time You Let Me In
25 Poets under 25
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(Greenwillow Books, Hardcover, 9780061896378, 256pp.)
Publication Date: March 2010
Categories: American - General
They are inspiring talented stunning remarkable wise
They are also fearless depressed hilarious impatient in love out of love pissed off
And they want you to let them in.
Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Lannan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award, and her collection Honeybee was awarded the Arab-American Book Award. She is currently serving on the Board of Chancellors for the Academy of American Poets. Naomi Shihab Nye has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies, including Time You Let Me In, What Have You Lost?, Salting the Ocean, and This Same Sky, and she is the author of the novels Habibi and Going, Going. She lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.
“Alternately raw, poignant, quiet, and loud…Readers will have no trouble finding little pieces of themselves in this beautifully orchestrated collection.”
-School Library Journal (starred review)
“Gripping and provocative in its portrayal of vastly different lives and experiences, strong sense of place, and sheer exuberance.”
“[An] exceptionally well-selected collection.”
-The Horn Book