Everything Comes Next Collected and New Poems by Nye
Beloved and acclaimed poet Naomi Shihab Nye is currently the Young People’s Poet Laureate, serving until August 2021. This celebratory book collects in one volume her most popular and accessible poems from the past forty years. 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 a stunning jacket and interior spot art 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, including favorites such as “Famous,” “A Valentine for Ernest Mann,” and the widely shared “Kindness” and “Gate A-4.” This collection, which also includes new poems, is published to celebrate her term as Young People’s Poet Laureate (August 2019–August 2021). The book will serve as an introduction to the poet’s work for new readers as well as a comprehensive edition for classroom and family sharing.