Everything Comes Next: Collected and New Poems


Naomi Shihab Nye, September 29, 2020

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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 stunning artwork 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, and features favorites such as “Famous” and “A Valentine for Ernest Mann,” as well as widely shared pieces such as “Kindness” and “Gate A-4.” The book is an introduction to the poet’s work for new readers, as well as a comprehensive edition for classroom and family sharing. Writing prompts and tips by the award-winning poet make this an outstanding choice for aspiring poets of all ages.

Praise for Naomi Shihab Nye

“Young People’s Poet Laureate Nye explores childhood, conflict, and connectivity through over 100 of her poems, both new and classic. . . . Striking use of everyday images and timely themes makes this free verse collection meaningful, memorable, and accessible. . . . Emotionally resonant and stirring, this is a must-have title.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Over 100 poems, some new, some previously published, are collected in this volume by Young People’s Poet Laureate Nye. The poet’s voice is, as always, distinct and inquisitive and hopeful, sometimes playful, sometimes tender, sometimes both . . . Compelling.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A substantial volume of poems by Nye . . . A pleasure on many fronts. . . . Warm, welcoming, [and] inclusive . . . Lucky the reader who would have this collection lying around for visiting and revisiting.” — Horn Book Magazine

About Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her father was a Palestinian refugee and her mother an American of German and Swiss descent, and she spent her adolescence in both Jerusalem and San Antonio, Texas. She earned her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio. Naomi Shihab Nye describes herself as a “wandering poet.” She has spent more than forty years traveling the country and the world, leading writing workshops and inspiring students of all ages.

Additional information

Weight10.5 oz
Dimensions7.75 × 6 × .75 in

Publication Date

September 29, 2020

Page Count

256 pages