Jul 12, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
On Tuesday, the Library of Congress announced that 46-year-old Ada Limon had been named the 24th U.S. poet laureate, officially called the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
Her 1-year term begins September 29th with the traditional reading at the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium, one of the laureate’s few formal obligations.
Limon, who succeeds Joy Harjo, is an award-winning and very popular poet, her acclaimed collection “Bright Dead Things” selling more than 40,000 copies.
She has published six books of poetry, most recently “The Hurting Kind”.
Limon also hosts the podcast “The Slowdown.”