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Poet Naomi Shihab Nye: 'Telling a Story Helped Us Figure Out Who We Were'

When shaping verse, poet Naomi Shihab Nye reflects on her Palestinian heritage, family, and the power of humanity. Nye discusses her most recent compilation of work, Transfer, and what inspires her to continue crafting thoughtful and expressive poems. 4:58

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