About the Instructor:
Naomi Shihab Nye earned her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for her work, including a Lavan Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Robert Creeley Prize, and many Pushcart Prizes. She has received a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation and she was a Witter Bynner Fellow. From 2010 to 2015 she served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 2018 she was awarded the Lon Tinkle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Texas Institute of Letters. Nye is the Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate.