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Author: Naomi Shihab Nye Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 11, 2020 ISBN: 9780062994660
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Acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to refugees, in this collection of original and never-before-published poems. Comparable in scope to her National Book Award finalist 19 Varieties of Gazelle and her acclaimed titles A Maze Me and Honeybee, this is a deeply moving, sometimes funny, and always provocative poetry collection for all ages.

“How much have you thrown away in your lifetime already? Do you ever think about it? Where does this plethora of leavings come from? How long does it take you, even one little you, to fill the can by your desk?”—Naomi Shihab Nye

National Book Award finalist and devoted trash-picker-upper Naomi Shihab Nye explores these questions and more in her original poetry collection Cast Away. “I couldn’t save the world, but I could pick up trash,” she says in her introduction to this stunning collection.

With poems about food wrappers, lost mittens, plastic straws, refugee children, trashy talk, the environment, connection, community, responsibility to the planet, politics, immigration, time, junk mail, trash collectors, garbage trucks, all that we carry, and all that we discard—this is a rich, engaging, moving, and sometimes humorous collection for readers ages twelve to adult.

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About the Author

Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Lannan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her poetry collection 19 Varieties of Gazelle was a finalist for the National Book Award; Honeybee was awarded the Arab American Book Award. Nye is currently serving on the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. She has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies—including Time You Let Me In, Salting the Ocean, and This Same Sky—and is the author of the novels Habibi and Going, Going. Nye lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.