Episode 69: Ada Limón

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Episode Summary

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson reads Ada Limón's poem "A New National Anthem."

Participant(s) Bio

Ada Limón became the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States in July of 2022. Limón is the author of the poetry collections The Hurting Kind (2022, Milkweed Editions); The Carrying (2018, Milkweed Editions), Bright Dead Things (2015, Milkweed Editions), Sharks in the Rivers (2010, Milkweed Editions); Lucky Wreck (2005, Autumn House Press, reissued 2021); and This Big Fake World (2005, Pearl Editions).

Limón earned an MFA from New York University and is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New Yorker, Harvard Review, Pleiades, and Barrow Street.

Source: PoetryFoundation.org