Greenwillow Books Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems
Greenwillow Books Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems

Everything Comes Next: Collected & New Poems

By Naomi Shihab Nye


Publication Date: September 29, 2020

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Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye is currently the Young People’s Poet Laureate, serving until August 2021. This celebratory book collects in one volume her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years. Featuring new, never-before-published poems, an introduction by bestselling poet and author Edward Hirsch as well as a foreword and writing tips by the poet, and a stunning jacket and interior spot art by bestselling artist Rafael López. Everything Comes Next is essential for poetry readers, classroom teachers, and library collections.

Everything Comes Next is a treasure chest of Naomi Shihab Nye’s most beloved poems, including favorites such as “Famous,” “A Valentine for Ernest Mann,” and the widely shared “Kindness” and “Gate A-4.” This collection, which also includes new poems, is published to celebrate her term as Young People’s Poet Laureate (August 2019–August 2021). The book will serve as an introduction to the poet’s work for new readers as well as a comprehensive edition for classroom and family sharing.

About the Author

Naomi Shihab Nye is the current Young People’s Poet Laureate. She was recently awarded the National Book Critics Circle's Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement, and she is the author and/or editor of more than thirty volumes. Her books of poetry include 19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East; A Maze Me: Poems for Girls; Red Suitcase; Words Under the Words; Fuel; and You & Yours (a bestselling poetry book of 2006). Her recent novel for children, The Turtle of Oman, was chosen as both a Horn Book 2014 Fanfare and a 2015 Notable Children's Book by the American Library Association. Naomi Shihab Nye is a professor of creative writing at Texas State University. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 256 pages

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Publication Date: September 29, 2020

ISBN: 9780063013452

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