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Ada Limón: Poetry Reading and Conversation. Moderated by Ionit Behar and Billy Johnson Gonzalez (Online)

Thursday, October 27, 6pm

Join us for a poetry reading and conversation with Ada Limón, recently named the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States by the Librarian of Congress. Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. 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 work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship. She grew up in Sonoma, California and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she writes, teaches remotely, and hosts the critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is out now from Milkweed Editions.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition A Natural Turn: María Berrío, Joiri Minaya, Rosana Paulino and Kelly Sinnapah Mary. Sponsored by DePaul Art Museum, DePaul’s Center for Latino Research, Department of English, and Department of Latin American and Latino Studies.

Image credit: Courtesy of the author. Photo by Lucas Marquardt