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2022/2023 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint Ada Limón Reading

Monday March 6, 2023 7:30 pm

Where

Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
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General admission tickets for $5 will go on sale Tuesday, January 24, 12 pm noon and will be available on this webpage. 

U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón will read from her new collection The Hurting Kind, followed by an on-stage conversation with Houston poet Roberto Tejada, author of the poetry collection Why the Assembly Disbanded. The evening will conclude with a book sale and signing. 

ADA LIMÓN will serve as the 2022-2023 U.S. Poet Laureate. About her work, Tracy K. Smith in The Guardian writes, “Limón is a poet of ecstatic revelation,” and Richard Blanco adds, “Both soft and tender, enormous and resounding, her poetic gestures entrance and transfix.” Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Bright Dead Things, which was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. She is also the author of the National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Carrying. According to The Washington Post, “Evocative dreams and pivotal memories make this collection a powerful example of how to carry the things that define us without being broken by them.”

Limón will read from and talk about her new collection The Hurting Kind, a moving exploration of “the restorative connections between human life and the natural world” (Vanity Fair). According to The New York Times,The Hurting Kind is packed with quiet celebrations of the quotidian…. a handful of genuine masterpieces.” Limón lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she writes, teaches remotely at Queens University of Charlotte, and hosts the critically acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown.

ROBERTO TEJADA is the author of the poetry collections Why the Assembly Disbanded, Full Foreground, Exposition Park, and Mirrors for Gold, as well as the essay collection Still Nowhere in an Empty Vastness, and the art and media histories National Camera: Photography and Mexico’s Image Environment and Celia Alvarez Muñoz. He is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor at the University of Houston.

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