In a city long known for its creative activity and writers—including Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Katherine Anne Porter, Sterling Brown, William Meredith, and Doris Grumbach—we continue the tradition by serving as a lively venue for creative work by both established and emerging writers.
Ada Limón is the author of four books of poems, including Bright Young Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle, and one of Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by the New York Times. Her other collections of poems include Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. Richard Blanco writes of Bright Young Things, "The lyrical genius of these poems sing to us of the perennial theme of home and our primordial ache of belonging. Ada Limón captures all the nuances that these colossal words call to mind….Both soft and tender, enormous and resounding, her poetic gestures entrance and transfix.