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Annual Tabet Poetry Reading

Each spring, an acclaimed poet gives a reading at Dominican University. This event is made possible through the generosity of the Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Endowment Fund.

About the Poet



Naomi Shihab Nye (Arabic: نعومي شهاب ناي‎; born March 12, 1952) is a poet, songwriter, and novelist. The Palestinian-American writer began composing poems at the age of six and has published or contributed to over 30 volumes. Her works include poetry, young-adult fiction, picture books, and novels. Nye has coined the term, "wandering poet", but does now reside in San Antonio. She received the 2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature in honor of her entire body of work as a writer, and in 2019 the Poetry Foundation designated her the Young People's Poet Laureate for the 2019–21 term.









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Works to Check Out