Naomi Shihab Nye
is a Palestinian-American poet, Young People's Poet Laureate through the Poetry Foundation, and editor of poems for the New York Times Sunday magazine. She has written or edited more than 30 books, most recently Cast Away
, The Tiny Journalist
, Voices in the Air,
and Everything Comes Next.
Naomi is full of poignant stories and refreshing wisdom. In this episode, she reads my all-time favorite poem “Kindness.” She touches on loss, how to get yourself back on the path to gratitude when you start to get into a worry cycle, collective suffering and unspoken pain, how attentive listening to oneself and others will give you what you need when you need it, and the ways in which the people we lose, stay. She speaks on all these things, and more with a genuine positivity that is contagious. This is a must-listen episode!
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This episode was audio produced by Aaron Moring. Theme music is by Ilan Isakov.