Fuel (Paperback)

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This is a book I return to again and again. It is rich with imagery, and filled with deep meaning that is easily accessible. It is a book I also often turn to for teaching, as there are poems that are great for a range of ages. One of my favorites is "One Boy Told Me," a collection of remarkable quotes from Naomi Shihab Nye's son from when he was little, all strung together to make a poem. This feels poignant right now, when so many parents are spending 24/7 with their kids. Listen carefully, there might be some poetry flying through the rooms of your home without your even knowing it.

— Sally Bittner Bonn


Poems that find meaning in a world where we are so tired of meaning nothing.

About the Author

Naomi Shihab Nye, poet, essayist, anthologist, has been a recipient of writing fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Witter Bynner Foundation/Library of Congress. Author of more than twenty volumes, her recent books include Mint Snowball and 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East which was selected as a National Book Award finalist in 2002. Her books of poems include Fuel (BOA Editions) and Red Suitcase (BOA). Nye's work has been featured on the PBS poetry specials NOW with Bill Moyers, The Language of Life with Bill Moyers and The United States of Poetry . She has read her work on National Public Radio's Prairie Home Companion. Poetry editor for The Texas Observer, Nye has worked for as a visiting writer in schools at all educational levels. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781880238639
ISBN-10: 1880238632
Publisher: BOA Editions
Publication Date: June 1st, 1998
Pages: 65
Language: English
Series: American Poets Continuum