Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship. She grew up in Sonoma, California, and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she writes and teaches remotely. Her most recent book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is out now from Milkweed Editions. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States. As the poet laureate, her signature project is called You Are Here, which focuses on how poetry can help connect us to the natural world. 

This event is sponsored by the Department of English.

About the Chet Raymo Literary Series

The Chet Raymo Literary Series was established in 2001. The annual event brings significant writers of poetry, fiction or non-fiction to Stonehill to share their work and to speak about the art of writing. Past speakers include National Book Critics Circle Award winners Claudia Rankine and Layli Long Soldier, NYT best-selling author Ocean Vuong, and Pulitzer Prize winners Susan-Lori Parks and Jennifer Egan.