Afternoon Craft Conversation with Ada Limón

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Passcode for the event: MFACW


Consider the Beast 

For centuries poets have looked to the animal as muse, as servant, as healer, as fable, as mirror, as savior, and as teacher. In this craft talk, we’ll look at the different ways “the animal” has been used in poems and discuss the different poetic approaches to this beloved subject. We’ll use both classic and contemporary examples to discuss how one might find new ways to write about, and honor, the non-human animal. 

The Creative Writing Reading Series is sponsored by the MFA in Creative Writing program.

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. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the online and summer programs for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.


Craft Conversation with MFA Visiting writer, Ada Limón