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Everything Comes Next: Naomi Shihab Nye & Susan Leslie Moore

Mon, November 9 from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm PST
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Naomi Shihab Nye and Susan Leslie Moore

 

Naomi Shihab Nye, the current Young People’s Poet Laureate, discusses her new book, Everything Comes Next, which collects her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years, with Susan Leslie Moore, author of That Place Where You Opened Your Hands.

About Everything Comes Next

Featuring new, never-before-published poems, an introduction by bestselling poet and author Edward Hirsch, as well as a foreword and writing tips by the poet, and stunning artwork by bestselling artist Rafael López, Everything Comes Next is essential for poetry readers, classroom teachers, and library collections.

Everything Comes Next is a treasure chest of Naomi Shihab Nye’s most beloved poems. From favorites such as “Famous” and “A Valentine for Ernest Mann,” to the widely shared “Kindness” and “Gate A-4,” this collection celebrates her term as Young People’s Poet Laureate. The book is an introduction to the poet’s work for new readers as well as a comprehensive edition for classroom and family sharing. Writing prompts and tips by the award-winning poet make this an outstanding choice for aspiring poets of all ages.

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Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People’s Poet Laureate. She is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes. Her books of poetry include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle EastA Maze Me: Poems for GirlsRed SuitcaseWords Under the WordsFuel, and You & Yours (a bestselling poetry book of 2006). Her recent novel for children, The Turtle of Oman, was chosen as both a Best Book of 2014 by the Horn Book and a 2015 Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association. Naomi Shihab Nye is Professor of Creative Writing - Poetry at Texas State University. She lives in San Antonio, Texas. Her most recent collection is Everything Comes Next


Purchase Everything Comes Next from Green Bean Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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Susan Leslie Moore

Susan Leslie Moore’s poetry has appeared in The New York Times MagazineNew York QuarterlyPoetry Northwest, Willow Springs,and elsewhere. Her poem "Night of the Living" is included in Best American Poetry 2020. She is the author of two chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press, She Preferred to Read the Knives and How to Live Forever. She edited the online magazine Caffeine Destiny for thirteen years, and is one of the editors of the anthology Alive At The Center: Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest, published by Ooligan Press. She is the winner of the 2019 Juniper Prize in Poetry and her first full-length collection, That Place Where You Opened Your Hands, was published by University of Massachusetts Press in April 2020.

Purchase That Place Where You Opened Your Hands from BROADWAY BOOKS or ANNIE BLOOM'S BOOKS, two of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners.

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