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ISBN (paperback): 1-932870-08-3
About the Book
Winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize, selected by Jean Valentine
Ada’s new book has a smart clip of anger to some of the poems, edgy parameters of disappointment to others, lots of personal relationship narratives, conflicts and emotional realizations; decisions, choices, changes, hopes and sadness, a type of survival poetry searching the world, getting into a deeper knowledge of people, and as the searchlight strobes out from the lighthouse through the fog and mist to lost travelers and explorers, structure changes toward an inventive orthodoxy of the heart’s stormy reign….bravo.
–Jimmy Santiago Baca
About the Author
Ada Limón is originally from Sonoma, California. She received her MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from New York University. A two-time Pushcart Nominee and a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, she received a grant for Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Lucky Wreck, selected by Jean Valentine as the winner of the 2005 Autumn House Prize, is Ada’s first book.