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

  • Erin
    Oct 04, 2017
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  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brian
    Jan 20, 2018
    It has been a long time since I read a collection of poems. This was the perfect way to quench that thirst. ...
  • 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...
  • Julia Wilson
    Sep 18, 2017
    Any book of poetry by Naomi Shihab Nye is cause for celebration and this volume which will be published early next year is no exception. This lovely book of over 100 poems dips into a wide variety of subjects but always with reflection and the quiet strength to stand up and say what ...
  • Sara Grochowski
    Nov 20, 2017
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  • Eti
    Apr 10, 2018
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  • 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...
  • Christopher
    Nov 21, 2017
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  • Jenna DeFrei
    Feb 23, 2018
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  • 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. ...
  • Alex (not a dude) Baugh
    Apr 11, 2018
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  • 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. ...
  • Rashika (is tired)
    Jan 31, 2018
    My first introduction to Naomi Shihab Nye was through The Turtle of Oman in 2017. I immediately fell in love with Naomi Shihab Nye?s writing. Even when she was writing prose, her talent for verse came through. So when I heard about Voices in the Air , I was immediately intrigued a...
  • Justine
    Apr 01, 2018
    3.5 Stars ...
  • 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...
  • John Dineen
    Apr 07, 2018
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  • Olimpia
    Mar 24, 2018
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  • Raven Black
    Nov 27, 2017
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  • 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 ...
  • Stephanie
    Apr 16, 2018
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  • Krystie
    Mar 22, 2018
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  • 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...