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U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón will read from her new collection The Hurting Kind, followed by an on-stage conversation with a local writer. 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.