In advance of Naomi Shihab Nye’s March 23rd visit to Door County, Write On is sponsoring poetry discussion groups to talk about her poetry, as well as her prose. While her collection Transfer will be the focus of many of the discussions, participants are encouraged to attend if they have read other works or if they are not yet familiar with the writing of one of America’s most admired poets.
Known for poetry that lends a fresh perspective to ordinary events, people, and objects, Nye has said that, for her, “the primary source of poetry has always been local life, random characters met on the streets, our own ancestry sifting down to us through small essential daily tasks.” Nye “is building a reputation…as the voice of childhood in America, the voice of the girl at the age of daring exploration.” In her work, “Nye observes the business of living and the continuity among all the world’s inhabitants…She is international in scope and internal in focus.”
What do you have to say? We want to hear your opinions in these free programs offered throughout the county!