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Page to the Podium: U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón

Tue, May 21st 2024
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Spoken Word

Event info

Date:
Tue, May 21st 2024
Venue:
The Center Theater
Price:
FREE
Presented by:

Teton County Library

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

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.

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

For free tickets and more info: tclib.org/adalimon