Naomi Shihab Nye

Poet, translator, children's verse writer, and editor Naomi Shihab Nye is the author of more than twenty volumes. A daughter of Palestine, Nye was raised in Ramallah, the Old City in Jerusalem, and San Antonio.
February 19, 2015

A poem from the Texas Music Issue

Townes Van Zandt kissed me on the cheek
after I guarded his guitar.
He had stayed in the bathroom a very long time.
I asked if he needed food 
and he said, I never eat.