Ada Limón is the Nation’s 24th Poet Laureate

Ada Limón is the Nation’s 24th Poet Laureate

“Poetry is a way back in, to recognizing that we are feeling human beings. And feeling grief and feeling trauma can actually allow us to feel joy again.”

Limón’s poetry always struck me as warm and human and accessible in the best possible way–I think she’s perfect for the role. And I’m proud to say that Autumn House Press published her first full-length collection, Lucky Wreck, in 2006.

Image description: the cover of Lucky Wreck. A painting of a yellow life preserver floating on a blue ocean.

For more information on the 15th (!) anniversary edition of the book, click here.

Quote is from this article by Elizabeth A. Harris in The New York Times.

LW book cover is from Amazon.