Ada Limón is the 24th Poet laureate of the United States and is one of those rare individuals who makes a living from her poetry. Her work is known for its vivid imagery, emotional intensity, and themes of identity, nature, and the human experience. She often draws inspiration from her rural upbringing in Sonoma and her experiences as a Mexican-American woman. Her work is praised for its accessibility and ability to connect with a range of readers. She has said that she often reads her poetry aloud when writing because she believes that it’s a medium that should be performed. Her sixth and most recent book is The Hurting Kind, which is about connection and the delight of being in the world and was listed as one of the best books of the year by NPR.
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