Ada Limón

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Ada Limón (born March 28, 1976) is an American poet.

Limón grew up in Sonoma, California, before attending The University of Washington where she studied theater at the University of Washington School of Drama. After taking writing courses from professors, including Colleen J. McElroy, she went on to receive her MFA from New York University in 2 ...
Popular Poems
1.
We Are Surprised
Now, we take the moon
into the middle of our brains
so we look like roadside stray cats
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2.
The Noisiness of Sleep
Careful of what I carry
in my head and in my hollow,
I've been a long time worried
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3.
What It Looks Like To Us and the Words We Use
All these great barns out here in the outskirts,
black creosote boards knee-deep in the bluegrass.
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4.
Torn
Witness the wet dead snake,
its long hexagonal pattern weaved
around its body like a code for creation,
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5.
The Conditional
Say tomorrow doesn't come.
Say the moon becomes an icy pit.
Say the sweet-gum tree is petrified.
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Kim Sisto Robinson 11 September 2019
LOVE Ada Limon! Her poetry speaks to my bones!
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Hassan Jalal 18 October 2017
The poetry of Ada Limón is a fascinating documentary of the chaos and fragments of both the inner and the outer worlds. It is also a great record of the chaos of life and the dilemma of existence. She is a great figure of the contemporary American poetry.
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