Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

San Antonio Poet Naomi Shihab Nye Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award by National Book Critics Circle

Posted By on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 11:27 AM

click to enlarge JOSH HUSKIN
  • Josh Huskin
If it weren't official yet, it is now: Naomi Shihab Nye is no slouch.

The award-winning poet, novelist and songwriter, who calls San Antonio home, has been given the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement by the National Book Critics Circle.



According to a press release from Texas State University, where Nye teaches creative writing, the Sandrof Award is "given to a person or institution — a writer, publisher, critic or editor, among others — who has, over time, made significant contributions to book culture."

Prior honorees include Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood and Joyce Carol Oates. In other words, great company to be in.

Nye currently serves as the Poetry Foundation's Young People's Poet Laureate. Her next collection of poems, Cast Away: Poems for Our Time, will be released February 11.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 22, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation