Page to the Podium

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Join us as we welcome U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón to the podium!

TUE, MAY 21
7:00 p.m.
Center for the Arts
Free tickets available here MON, APR 22



Ada Limón the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her most recent book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and wrote a poem that will be engraved on NASA's Europa Clipper Spacecraft that will be launched to the second moon of Jupiter in October 2024. In October of 2023 she was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.cover of the book \"you are here poetry in the natural world\"

As the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States, Limón's signature project is called You Are Here and focuses on how poetry can help connect us to the natural world. She will serve as Poet Laureate until the spring of 2025. 

“With poems written for vast and inspiring vistas to poems acknowledging the green spaces that flourish even in the most urban of settings, this anthology hopes to reimagine what ‘nature poetry’ is during this urgent moment on our planet.” — Ada Limón


Books by Ada Limón

images of Ada Limon's books covers


Get acquainted with our poet laureate through this clip from PBS News Hour:



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