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        One Boy Told Me, by Naomi Shihab Nye

        This video segment from Poetry Everywhere features the poet Naomi Shihab Nye reading her poem "One Boy Told Me" at the Dodge Poetry Festival. “Words can give you something back if you trust them,” says Naomi Shihab Nye; “and if you know that you're not trying to proclaim things all the time, but you're trying to discover things.” “One Boy Told Me” is an example of how Nye’s life-affirming poetry lets someone who doesn’t use formal language proclaim his own meaning.

        For a biography of the poet Naomi Shihab NyeNaomi Shihab Nye please visit the Poetry Foundation Web site.

        This media asset comes from Poetry Everywhere filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

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