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National Poetry Month: United States Poet Laureate

A library guide used to commemorate National Poetry Month and to highlight the library's diverse poetry collection.

United States Poet Laureate: Ada Limon

"Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden appointed Ada Limón as the 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress on July 12, 2022.

Ada Limón was born in Sonoma, California, in 1976 and is of Mexican ancestry. She is the author of six poetry collections, including “The Carrying” (Milkweed Editions, 2018), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry; “Bright Dead Things” (2015), a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Books Critics Circle Award; “Sharks in the Rivers” (2010); “Lucky Wreck” (Autumn House, 2006); and “This Big Fake World” (Pearl Editions, 2006). She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree 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."


"Poet Laureate: Current Poet Laureate." Library of Accessed 05 April 2023.

About Ada Limon

Ada Limon and The Power of Poetry

Ada Limon reading at Emory University

Books by Ada Limon