Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners

Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners

Acclaimed and award-winning poet, teacher, and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye?s uncommon and unforgettable voice offers readers peace, humor, inspiration, and solace. This volume of almost one hundred original poems is a stunning and engaging tribute to the diverse voices past and present that comfort us, compel us, lead us, and give us hope. Voices in the Ai Acclaimed and award-winning poet, teacher, and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye?s uncommon and unfor...

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Title:Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners
Author:Naomi Shihab Nye
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:0062691864
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners Reviews

  • Mary
    Apr 04, 2018
    It's National Poetry Month and this collection of poems celebrates the joy of reading poetry. A treat for the soul. ...
  • Jane
    Sep 12, 2018
    Great ideas for young poets who are searching for subjects for poetry. The idea that there are voices all around us urging us to hear them and write is a great one. I love Naomi Shihab Nye's poetry. When she writes for young people, she often writes too simply. I find her poems for adu...
  • Lynn
    Feb 20, 2018
    I worked my way slowly through this collection with a poem or two a day, holding the reins on my urge to read another and then another and gallop through all at once. Thoughtful, funny, moving, inspiring, subversive, calming. I loved the introduction asking us to pause on our way to...
  • Becky
    Jul 20, 2018
    I think this could have been better designed. The short biographies of the people who inspired the poems should have been right next to the poem instead of in an index. It was otherwise distracting to flip back and forth for the people I didn't know. Because of this I much preferred th...
  • Ron
    Apr 03, 2018
    Have always loved Naomi Shihab Nye after discovering her at a reading at the Art Institute in Chicago. This new collection really blew me away - fresh, robust, thought provoking. This is one I will be revisiting over time. She touches on themes of our current culture without ramming th...
  • Robyn
    Apr 14, 2018
    I had high expectations for this collection. First Line: Poet Galway Kinnell said, ?To me, poetry is someone standing up, so to speak, and saying, with as little concealment as possible, what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment, p.xi. There are voices all arou...
  • Kathy
    Jan 14, 2018
    Nearly 100 short poems celebrate others' voices, from writers and singers to her own Palestinian-American father. Lovely to read leisurely and think about, this leads the reader to more discoveries. This is clearly a crossover book, middle school up. read in galley. A favorite poet wri...
  • Tracie
    Jun 07, 2018
    A collection of thoughtful "poems for listeners" that pays tribute to a wide range of influential voices, including beloved writers, musicians, and activists. I love the spirit of this collection, but I felt that the poems in Nye's previous books (19 Varieties of Gazelle) were a li...
  • The Reading Countess
    Jul 31, 2018
    Naomi Shihab Nye is a local poetry phenom. She?s a national treasure who speaks her truth in a plethora of books. She?s my ?I Wanna Be HER When/If I Grow Up? model. Her poem, ?Famous? is ripe with personification, metaphor, and repetition and is a hallmark piece when teachi...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Dec 26, 2017
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus This new collection of poems from the wonderful Nye is a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, when she is good, she makes me cry. Her Honeybee and A Maze Me are always the first books to check out when the seventh grade does their poetry unit. She excels at...
  • RH Walters
    Aug 09, 2018
    Technically I didn't finish this before it was due back at the library but it's already put permanent grooves in my brain that the needle of my consciousness will skip back to. Such as: Recently when I had the honor of visiting Yokohama International School in Japan to conduct poetr...
  • Tricia
    Jun 03, 2018
    From the poem Small Basket of Happiness: ?It would never call your name./But it would be waiting somewhere close,/perhaps under a crushed leaf/turned from pale green to gold/with no fanfare?You would slow down a minute./ You would bend.? Like happiness itself, Nye?s poems steal...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 25, 2018
    Nye's poems address and resonate in today's busy and confusing climate. Read them and you will remember what (or discover) some of what life can be without all the noise. ...
  • Pam
    May 21, 2018
    If you like poetry, you can't go wrong with anything by Naomi Shihab Nye. ...
  • Kay Mcgriff
    Jul 22, 2018
    What do you hear if you really listen? Nye shares the wisdom she hears from voices past and present in exquisite poetry. Almost as good as the poetry is the brief introduction to the voices that inspire her and recommended readings from them. ...
  • Pam
    Feb 28, 2018
    A variety of messages about life within these poems. Haunting images of life moments come through these words. ...
  • Jeanie Phillips
    Dec 02, 2017
    Loved this collection of poems by a favorite poet! There are many many favorites in these pages and I can envision using them with students in a variety of ways. And the final version promises illustrations I've not even seen yet... can't wait to own a hard back copy. Some of the po...
  • Rebecca
    Nov 15, 2017
    Insightful and thought-provoking reflections on modern life/digital age, encouragement to slow down, listen to nature, appreciation quiet moments, enjoy childhood, learn from those who came before and acknowledge one's uniqueness as well as cultural/historical connections. ...
  • BonLivre
    Jul 05, 2018
    Thank you to the publisher for an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. One of the many great things about a library?s summer reading challenge is that it encourages you to pick up a new genre; poetry, for me, was such a challenge. I am glad to have been able to...
  • Dianna Rostad
    Jun 10, 2018
    A beautiful collection of poems! ...
  • Saruuh Kelsey
    Jun 26, 2018
    To read this book, every day I took a few minutes of quiet time. It became a ritual to read these poems of love and resistance and frustration and love. There are poems I loved and poems I didn't, but I loved the simple act of reading them either way. Worlds and lives come to life in t...
  • Justine
    Apr 01, 2018
    3.5 Stars ...
  • Ericka
    Apr 27, 2018
    WOOO! Finally finished my poetry collection that I started at the end of March in prep for April being National Poetry Month! In my Contemporary American Lit class, we read a few poems by this author earlier in the semester and I quite enjoyed them. However, I found that I prefer my po...
  • Elizabeth Wallace
    Sep 16, 2018
    Powerful read. I was unaware of the issues related to Palestine and the author gently, yet powerfully, provides insights and stories which are powerful and captivating. I am sold on this poet! ...
  • Sarah
    Mar 01, 2018
    I received this through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. A poem in verse that brings light to current social issues. This novel can challenge readers politically, or it will empower them. I wish that the poems were more cohesive, though perhaps they were and I just misse...
  • Jacque
    Apr 03, 2018
    Shihab Nye?s one and two liners of pocket wisdom are everywhere in this book. I?m new to reading books of poetry cover to cover and am still developing an appreciation for them. Like sips of complex wine, each poem needs time to develop on the palate and reveal themselves to you. I...
  • Rachel Strolle
    Feb 13, 2018
    File under: I'm trying to be a poetry person, but I think novels in verse are as close as I can get ...
  • Mary-Stuart Murray
    May 13, 2018
    What a lovely book of poetry. Naomi really writes with feeling, and I love how so many of her poems are dedicated to those whom she loves or admires. Sometimes her phrases and words would make my heart glow and goosebumps rise on my arms. She really has a way with words. I wish I could...
  • Ashley
    Feb 16, 2018
    I want to memorize the introduction and recite it to everyone I know. ...
  • Bill Evans
    Jan 20, 2018
    I've become a bigger fan of poetry recently, so I welcomed the receiving of this fine body of work by this accomplished author. Admittedly my realm is that of horror short stories, so I don't consider myself any kind of expert in the poetry genre. Overall I found the works unique and r...