SOLD OUT In-Person at UNCA | An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón

image shows a photo of Ada Limón and covers of her books THE HURTING KIND, THE LUCKY WRECK, BRIGHT DEAD THINGS, and THE CARRYING POEMS

Registration is FULL for this event.

UNC Asheville will welcome 2023 United States Poet Laureate Ada Limón to campus for an evening of poetry on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Room, Highsmith Union.

Ada Limón, the 24th poet laureate of the United States, is the author of six books, 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.

Limón 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 event is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s English Department and Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe. Masks are encouraged for those attending. Books will be available for purchase.

Part of the Visiting Writers Series, more information on forthcoming events can be found at https://english.unca.edu/engage/visiting-writers-series.

UNCA Accessibility and Parking: Find accessibility and parking information for campus buildings at maps.unca.edu. For accessibility questions or to request event accommodations, please contact reservation@unca.edu or 828.250.3832.

Event address: 
UNC Asheville
Highsmith Student Union - Blue Ridge Room
Asheville, NC 28801
Books: 
The Hurting Kind By Ada Limón Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781639550494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - May 10th, 2022

The Carrying: Poems By Ada Limón Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - April 13th, 2021

Lucky Wreck: Poems By Ada Limón, Ada Limón (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Ada Limón, Ada Limón (Introduction by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781938769801
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Autumn House Press - April 3rd, 2021

Bright Dead Things: Poems By Ada Limón Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 15th, 2015

Sharks in the Rivers By Ada Limón Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314383
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days.
Published: Milkweed Editions - October 1st, 2010