Contributor biographical information for Time you let me in : 25 poets under 25 / selected by Naomi Shihab Nye.
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Naomi Shihab Nye was so depressed on her twentieth birthday that she refused to celebrate. She thought childhood was now behind her (wrong). She called writer Jack Kerouac's widow, Stella, in Florida to say she was thinking of Jack (they have the same birthday). Stella invited her to come down and visit. Things improved from then on.
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Children's poetry, American.