U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón

Saturday, March 23 - 1:00 PM

“U.S. poet Ada Limón writes with simple and disarming honesty—for people rather than other poets,” declares The Guardian about Limón’s newest book, The Hurting Kind. In all of her works, be it the National Book Award Finalist Bright Dead Things or the National Book Critics Award winner The Carrying, Limón is attuned to the vibrant mysteries of the natural world and the vulnerabilities that lurk and rest within the human condition. The U.S. Poet Laureate and recent MacArthur “Genius” Awardee will explore her poetry and practice during what promises to be a memorable evening.

Book sales and a signing will follow this event.

About Ada Limón
Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her most recent book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. As the Poet Laureate, her signature project is called You Are Here and focuses on how poetry can help connect us to the natural world.

Made possible with generous support from Michelle and David Baldacci, and the SEG Family Fund


215 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


The Paramount Theater

Date / Time

Saturday, March 23, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Paramount Theater Box Office
(434) 979-1333
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