Creative Writing Reading Series with Ada Limón and Aria Misha Aber

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Passcode for the event: MFACW


Aria Aber was raised in Germany. Her debut book Hard Damage won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry and was published in September 2019. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The New Yorker, New Republic, Kenyon Review, The Yale Review, Poem-A-Day, Narrative, Muzzle Magazine, Wasafiri and elsewhere. A graduate from the NYU MFA in Creative Writing, where she was the Writers in Public Schools Fellow, she holds awards and fellowships from Kundiman, Dickinson House, and the Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing. For Spring 2020, Aber will be the Li Shen Visiting Writer at Mills College. She is at work on a second book of poems and a novel. Aber is serving as the Visiting Editor in Poetry this semester for 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. In Spring 2021, Limón is serving as Distinguished Visiting Writer in Poetry, teaching English 342: Poetry Workshop and English 352: Poetry Tutorial for the MFA in Creative Writing program.


 Ada Limón and Aria Misha Aber MFA Creative Writing Reading Series