Honey. Beeswax. Pollinate. Hive. Colony. Work. Dance. Communicate. Industrious. Buzz. Sting. Cooperate.
The NCV Foundation selects Honeybee for the 2010 Storylines Award for its profound vision, beautiful insight, and elegant prose. The book invokes critical thinking, joyous laughter, and a humane view of the universe. Once again, the powerful, vital words of Naomi Shihab Nye elevate readers and bring us all closer together.
She has edited many anthologies of poems, for audiences both young and old. One of the best-known is This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from around the World, which contains translated work by 129 poets from 68 different countries.
Nye has received awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, the Carity Randall Prize, the International Poetry Forum, as well as four Pushcart Prizes, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and many notable book and best book citations from the American Library Association. She has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Wittner Bynner Fellow. In 1988 she received The Academy of American Poets’ Lavan Award, selected by W. S. Merwin.
Nye has traveled to the Middle East and Asia for the United States Information Agency three times, promoting international goodwill through the arts. Today, she lives in San Antonio, Texas with her family. She characterizes herself as a “wandering poet,” and says that much of her poetry is inspired by her childhood memories and her travels. She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2010.