i feel a little jumpy around you
This is a special book. The subtitle describes the collection: He/She Poems Collected in Pairs. It is the only anthology I have created with another person. I was blessed that Naomi Shihab Nye agreed to work on the project. She was my short list of people I was going to ask to join me in this project. I could not have asked for a more sensitive and creative partner. She made the book better that it would have been if I'd done it alone. Trust me. If you aren't familiar with her writing—poetry, fiction, and picture books—do yourself a favor and look her up.