lucky wreck

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lucky wreck

US List Price: $17.95

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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

However, it is the final poem, ‘Thirteen Feral Cats,’ that creates a whole from the individual ‘parts’ of the collection. In doing so, lucky wreck progresses from desire, violence, and ambiguity, to an acceptance and even a praise of ‘the walls / and all the parts of us they manage to hold so dearly.’

Erin Feldman, Front Porch Journal

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year […]

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