Ada Limón: Live Reading and Conversation Presented by Autumn House PressFriday, April 2, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (Run-time 60 min)
Poet Ada Limón will celebrate the 15th Anniversary edition release of her award-winning debut collection, Lucky Wreck published by Autumn House Press. This edition includes a new introduction by the poet reflecting on the book and on how her writing practice has developed over time. Ada will read from the collection and take part in a brief Q&A. Fellow poets and friends Jennifer L. Knox and Jason Schneiderman will offer a brief introduction.
In Lucky Wreck, Limón finds threads of hope amid an array of small tragedies and significant setbacks. Open, honest, and grounded, the poems in this collection seek answers to familiar questions and teach us ways to cope with the pain of many losses with earnestness and humor.
Ada Limón, a current Guggenheim fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Jennifer L. Knox‘s sixth book of poems, Crushing It, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020. Her poems have appeared in Great American Prose Poems, Best American Erotic Poems, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Granta, McSweeney’s, and five times in The Best American Poetry series. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Iowa Arts Council and the Milwaukee County Arts Fund. Jennifer teaches at Iowa State University and is the proprietor of a small spice-blend company called Saltlickers.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of four books of poems: Hold Me Tight (2020), Primary Source (Red Hen Press 2016); Striking Surface (Ashland Poetry Press 2010); and Sublimation Point (Four Way Books 2004). He edited the anthology Queer: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press 2016). His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, Grand Street, and The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. He has received fellowships and awards from the Fulbright Foundation, The Fine Arts Works Center, Yaddo, and The Poetry Society of America. An Associate Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, he lives in Brooklyn with his husband Michael Broder.
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