Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. 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 most recent book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and wrote a poem that will be engraved on NASA’s Europa Clipper Spacecraft that will be launched to the second moon of Jupiter in October 2024. As the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States, her signature project is called You Are Here and focuses on how poetry can help connect us to the natural world. She will serve as Poet Laureate until the spring of 2025. In October of 2023 she was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

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Virginia Festival of the Book at the Paramount Theater

March 23, 2024 10:30AM – 8PM
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One ticket gives you access to up-front section seating at all four Virginia Festival of the Book featured and headlining events at The Paramount Theater.

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The Hurting Kind and Other Poems: U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón 

March 23, 2024 1PM – 2:30PM
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The U.S. Poet Laureate and recent MacArthur “Genius” Awardee will explore her poetry and practice during what promises to be a memorable evening.

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