Thursday, July 2, 2015

Closing Moment on Closing Day

Naomi Shihab Nye

Shared a poem at the Boothbay Literacy Retreat offered by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst (Heinemann).  

This a chinese student who attended a school specifically designed to send Chinese students to Universities in English Speaking countries.

The poem was submitted and taken for "Flow."  This is a trifold placard (menu) that is given to patient's during hospital stays.  Some read these poems as the are patient's patiently waiting for food and their hospital stay to end.

The poem, the first one, is her first ever written in English.

 I use this poem as a reminder, that as well all depart ISFI for the summer, wondering if we may ever be published, just look around, your opportunity awaits you!

Please enjoy!




  1. Thank you for sharing Justin. Lucky you to see her!! Have you read this poem by her? Just lovely:

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