“Right now, so often we are going numb to grief and numb to tragedy and numb to crisis. 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.” – Ada Limón
Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her most recent book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States. As the poet laureate, her signature project is a collaborative collection called You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World. It contains fifty poems reflecting on our relationship to the natural world by today’s most celebrated writers.