Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Award. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and American Poetry Review, among others. From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Limón comes The Carrying (Milkweed Editions)―her most powerful collection yet. Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility and a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses. And still Limón shows us, as ever, the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives.