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.
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet and anthologist and the acclaimed author of Habibi: A Novel and Sitti's Secrets, a picture book, which was based on her own experiences visiting her beloved Sitti in Palestine. Her book 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has taught writing and worked in schools all over the world, including in Muscat, Oman. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye, is a wonderful collection of unique, distinctive poetry. The book is organized by poet, and each of the 25 (actually 26) poets have written four poems. The back of the book, under Notes on the Contributors, has a little hilarious blurb on each poet, making this collection even more human-feeling than the poems alone have made it. I loved this book; I thought this collection was wonderfully chosen, and all of these poems were beautiful and incredibly written. Sometimes reading a good poem hits something in you so suddenly, you don¿t even know what got hit, and that¿s what happened to me with many of these poems. As a person under 25, I thought they captured the feelings and thoughts and moments of young people very well. These poems are so raw and true that you can almost feel the experiences and lives behind them. My favourites were Mackenzie Connellee¿s ¿suggestion¿ and Emma Shaw Crane¿s ¿poem for my name¿.
From what i've heard this is an excellent an facinating book of poetry
Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing poetry for a long time. An excellent poet in her own right, it seems only fitting that Nye should choose twenty-five poets and compile their writings into a single volume. All of these aspiring authors are under the age of twenty-five. Their poems speak of many things - love, loss, culture, war, belonging, and being remembered. Each author possesses his/her own unique style and flow. Their offerings range from free verse rantings to odes about hair to indexes on love. They use phrases like "pulled your heart like a heavy plate from the cabinet of your chest" and "I'm writing to your soul because your body is ashes." Their words will resonate with those who are young. These authors are full of hope, and their poetry conveys this in every word, sentence, and stanza. I highly suggest adding this poetry collection to any library where young people are patrons.