10 of the Best Ada Limón Poems Everyone Should Read

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

Ada Limón, born in 1976, became the US Poet Laureate in 2022; in doing so, she was the first Latina to take on the post. Her poetry collections, which include The Hurting Kind (2022, Milkweed Editions), The Carrying (2018, Milkweed Editions), and Bright Dead Things (2015, Milkweed Editions), reveal a poet writing in a personal and even conversational manner about both her life and the lives of others, even while Limón sometimes uses more traditional forms.

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