Poet Ada Limón — whose collection “Bright Dead Things” was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry — will read from her works at Ithaca College on Monday, Sept. 19. Her 7:30 p.m. presentation in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall, will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. It is free and open to the public.
“Bright Dead Things” was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and named one of the top 10 poetry books of the year by The New York Times, which said, “Limón’s calling card is her relaxed, winningly unpretentious voice.”
Limón’s other books include “Lucky Wreck,” “This Big Fake World” and “Sharks in the Rivers.” She serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, and the 24Pearl Street online writing program for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. She also works as a freelance writer, splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky, and Sonoma, California.
Her visit is sponsored by the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, which in addition to offering a public reading gives advanced writing students the opportunity to participate in workshops that allow them to learn from some of America’s foremost writers. For more information, visit www.ithaca.edu/dvw.