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Visiting Writers Series: An Evening with Award-Winning United States Poet Laureate Ada Limón


Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)

March 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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UNC Asheville welcomes United States Poet Laureate Ada Limón for an evening of poetry on at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20, in the Blue Ridge Room, Highsmith Union.

Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Limón grew up in Sonoma, California and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she writes and teaches. She is the previous host of the critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is out now from Milkweed Editions. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States.

This is the third of five events in the 2022-23 Visiting Writers Series presented by the UNC Asheville English Department, with fiction writer Jamel Brinkley on Thursday, Apr. 6.

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March 20, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Department of English


Highsmith Student Union, Blue Ridge Room (202/203)