Ada Limón is the author of three previous collections of poems: Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. Her poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Daily, and American Life in Poetry, among many other publications.
And her essays and articles have been published in Oxford American, Hemispheres Magazine, Guernica, the Poetry Foundation, American Poetry Society, and VIDA. Limón’s Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions) —Finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry— examines the chaos that is life, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and the search to find something that is ultimately “disorderly, and marvelous, and ours.”
NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2015