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Palestine- Resources @ Texas State University: Nye Papers Archive


Papers of Naomi Shihab Nye

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University house some papers of Naomi Shihab Nye, acclaimed poet who also writes essays, songs, novels, and children's books; edits poetry anthologies, and teaches poetry writing to youth and adults,.  She was born in 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri to Aziz Shihab, a journalist and immigrant from Palestine, and Miriam Shihab, a Montessori teacher with a fine arts degree in painting. Nye has won numerous awards, including her first major recognition for Hugging the Jukebox as a National Poetry Series selection in 1982.  

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Contacting the Staff in Wittliff Collections

Using the Nye papers at Texas  State is by appointment only.  To request a research appointment  or to ask a question about collections, please visit Wittliff website

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