I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: A Book of Her Poems & His Poems Collected in Pairs

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Naomi Shihab Nye, Paul B. Janeczko
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 256 pages
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The different perspectives, feelings, and thoughts of men and women are presented in a lively collection of poetry collected in pairs, including works by such authors as Alberto Rios, Grace Paley, Robert Bly, Rita Dove, W. S. Merwin, Paulette Jiles, and Galway Kinnell.

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Review: I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: A Book of Her Poems & His Poems Collected in Pairs

User Review  - Kim - Goodreads

Probably the most perfect anthology of contemporary poems out there. Read full review

Review: I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: A Book of Her Poems & His Poems Collected in Pairs

User Review  - Marianna Monaco - Goodreads

A delight. Pairs of poems from the male and female points of view on a variety of subjects. An anthology of many good poets and good subjects. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Naomi Shihab Nye has received a Lannan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress, and four Pushcart Prizes. Her poetry collection "19 Varieties of Gazelle "was a finalist for the National Book Award; "Honeybee" was awarded the Arab American Book Award. Nye is currently serving on the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. She has edited several honored and popular poetry anthologies including "Time You Let Me In", "Salting the Ocean", and "This Same Sky" and is the author of the novels "Habibi" and "Going, Going". Nye lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.

Paul B. Janeczko speaks as an editor, anthologist, poet, and teacher in his many award-winning books for young readers. Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices, a companion to Hey, You!, was named a Riverbank Review Children's Book of Distinction and was a finalist for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Paul B. Janeczko lives with his wife and daughter in Hebron, Maine.

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