Ada Limón

Ada Limón

About Ada Limón

Ada Limón is an American poet who is the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States of 2022. She is the author of six books of poetry, The Hurting Kind (2022), The Carrying (2018), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, Bright Dead Things (2015), was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Lucky Wreck (2005), This Big Fake World (2005), and Sharks in the Rivers (2010). She received her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University where she studied with Philip Levine, Sharon Olds, Mark Doty, and Marie Howe among others. Limón has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and was one of the judges for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry. She is currently working on a book of essays, a novel, and her new collection of poems, Bright Dead Things is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. She works as a freelance writer and creative writing instructor while splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California (with a great deal of New York in between).
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