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Naomi Shihab Nye

Award-winning poet, Naomi Shihab Nye, is featured in this year's third annual celebration of poetry at Berwick Academy. Student poets and musicians join this treasured poet and teacher as she explores love of place, family, and story.

Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother and grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. 

A self-described "wandering poet," Nye travels the country and the world leading writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages. Whether riding on a bus in Oklahoma, smelling a fig tree, sharing the world of bees, toasting at a cafe in Nablus, or journeying with children, she takes us with her.

Berwick Academy

Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 550 students, Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and Post-Graduates. Berwick students are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and several countries. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves.