Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, inaugural reader for Swenson Reading Series
Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, is the inaugural speaker for the English Department’s Swenson Reading Series. The poetry of Nye, the daughter of a Palestinian refugee, is influenced by her experiences of cultural differences. She has won many Pushcart Prizes and served for 5 years as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. The event is free and open to the public.