Thanks to Rigoberto González and Poets & Writers for this lovely interview with Poet Laureate Ada Limón. Ada and Rigoberto discuss writing, influences, and her new title. As with her poetry, we’re awed by Ada’s warmth and consideration. Of her goal as Poet Laureate, Ada says:
I’m still gathering my thoughts about a particular project I have in mind. But what I can share with you is that I want to encourage people to both read and write poetry, I want to make poetry accessible and surprising, and I’d like to focus on what we can do both as individuals and as a community.
To read the full interview, visit P&W‘s website here: https://www.pw.org/content/qa_us_poet_laureate_ada_limon