lucky wreck
Ada Limon


Winner of the 2005
Autumn House Poetry Prize,
selected by Jean Valentine
ISBN: 978-1-932870-08-4

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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