Cast Away: Poems for Our Time

Naomi Shihab Nye (Author)
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Description

Acclaimed poet and Young People's Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to those less fortunate, in this collection of more than eighty original and never-before-published poems. A deeply moving, sometimes funny, and always provocative poetry collection for all ages.

"Nye at her engaging, insightful best."--Kirkus (starred review)

"How much have you thrown away in your lifetime already? Do you ever think about it? Where does this plethora of leavings come from? How long does it take you, even one little you, to fill the can by your desk?"--Naomi Shihab Nye

National Book Award Finalist, Young People's Poet Laureate, and devoted trash-picker-upper Naomi Shihab Nye explores these questions and more in this original collection of poetry that features more than eighty new poems. "I couldn't save the world, but I could pick up trash," she says in her introduction to this stunning volume.

With poems about food wrappers, lost mittens, plastic straws, refugee children, trashy talk, the environment, connection, community, responsibility to the planet, politics, immigration, time, junk mail, trash collectors, garbage trucks, all that we carry and all that we discard, this is a rich, engaging, moving, and sometimes humorous collection for readers ages twelve to adult.

Features an index.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
February 11, 2020
Pages
176
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.7 X 9.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
ISBN/EAN
9780062907691
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About the Author

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 poetry collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle was a finalist for the National Book Award; Honeybee was awarded the Arab American Book Award. Nye is currently serving on the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. She has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies--including Time You Let Me In, Salting the Ocean, and This Same Sky--and is the author of the novels Habibi and Going, Going. Nye lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.