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Texas Matters: Famous Naomi Shihab Nye

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Fame is the coin of the realm in today's media world where the unaccomplished Kardashians are exalted and everyone is only a YouTube video infection away from enjoying the quick-to-fade-glitter of celebrity.

But what is fame? Is it just having your name on the lips of the masses? Why do so many today want to be well known? Or can one be famous to just one person?

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The poem "Famous" is one of Naomi Shihab Nye’s most famous works. Shihab Nye has written more than two dozen books of poetry. Her poem "Famous" has been illustrated in a new book by Lisa Desimini.

Naomi Shihab Nye is an Arab American poet and writer who lives in San Antonio. Her poem "Famous" was illustrated and published as a book from Wings Press.

David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi