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“We Need the Poem”: Reflections from Naomi Shihab Nye

“We Need the Poem”: Reflections from Naomi Shihab Nye

“We need the poem. We need the minute. We need the respect for the minute more than ever.”Naomi Shihab Nye

The spaciousness of the minute is a favorite topic of ours at 1440 Multiversity.

Named after the number of minutes in a day, 1440 is a place devoted to helping you discover opportunities for connection, for stillness, for learning, and for delight in moments spent here and back home in “real life”.

To watch Naomi Shihab Nye, award-winning poet and 1440 faculty member, light up as she talks with 1440 cofounder Scott Kriens about poetry’s ability to beautifully occupy tiny increments of time sure has us smiling and nodding in agreement.


Join Naomi and Pulitzer Prize-winning Sharon Olds for a 4-day poetry workshop from December 5-9 at 1440 Multiversity, Loving Poetry Together and Finding Our Own Lines.

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