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The Writer’s Almanac for March 12, 2017: First House

Mar. 12, 2017: birthday: Naomi Shihab Nye

It is the birthday of the American poet Naomi Shihab Nye (books by this author), born in St. Louis, Missouri (1952). Nye split her childhood between Ferguson, Missouri, and Jerusalem, the daughter of an American and a Palestinian refugee. Her blended heritage and Middle Eastern roots soon became the subject of many poems, along with the conflict of place.