Ada Limón Distinguished Visiting Writer for the MFA in Creative Writing Published in Literary Hub

Distinguished Visiting Writer in Poetry Ada Limón, has a new publication, “Ada Limón on Preparing the Body for a Reopened World: The Challenges of Emerging from Lockdown,” out in Literary Hub.


Read an excerpt of Ada Limón’s recent publication: 

Most days I find myself asking “What do I need? What do I need?” I’m a bird with an idiosyncratic call that makes a noise somewhere between a harp and a jackhammer. What do I need? It is curious to me, the question. I’m not sure when it began to follow me around the house, like my dog, or the ancient cat wanting a refill of some undeniable emptiness. But even more curious is that often there is an answer.  It appeared about a year ago, when the pandemic lockdown began. A noise inside the throat and the thorax: “What do I need?” All my questions begin in the body.


Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was named one of the top 5 poetry books of the year by the Washington Post. 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. 


Date of Mention: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021