Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Ada Limón: The New U.S. Poet Laureate

One of the things I’ve learned this far into a life in language is to be grateful about all of this,” said poet Ada Limón in a 2018 interview with Poets & Writers. “I get to read and spend time with words as a vocation. Yes, it’s work, and there is so much failure and so much getting it wrong. But still, we are so lucky.”  

Limón’s life in language has taken another turn. Last month, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden named her the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States. In her appointment, Hayden cited the poet’s ability to connect and how her poems “ground us in where we are and who we share our world with. They speak of intimate truths, of the beauty and heartbreak that is living, in ways that help us move forward.” 

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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