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Ada Limon

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About Me: Ada Limón is originally from Sonoma, California. With a Masters of Fine Arts from the Creative Writing Program at New York University, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. Her first book, Lucky Wreck, was the winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize. Her second book, This Big Fake World, was the winner of the 2005 Pearl Poetry Prize. Her mother, Stacia Brady is an artist in California and has painted the cover images of all three books of poems. Her third book of poems, Sharks in the Rivers, is out now from Milkweed Editions. She is currently working on a book of essays and a novel.

Published Books

  • Adabigfakeworld

    The Big Fake World

    At the heart of Ada Limon's This Big Fake World is a story that revolves around the book's unlikely Hero, a man in a gray suit; the object of his affection, known only as The Hardware Store Lady; and his friend Lewis, the town drunk, who compulsively writes letters to Ronald Reagan. Limon takes these seemingly ordinary people, all longing for love and connection in a world that seems completely indifferent to them, and through her extraordinary wit and imagination, transforms them into the compelling sort of characters rarely found in contemporary poetry. Winner of the 2005 Pearl Poetry Prize, this is Limon's second book of poetry.

  • Adaluckywreck

    Lucky Wreck

    The winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize, selected by Jean Valentine.

Talk to me!


almost 5 years ago Ninja Nourie said:


Is it ok if you read 'I Will Never Give Up' and give me a constructive review?

Nour M. Moustaf


over 5 years ago Emily McCullough said:

Hey would you mind reading/reviewing the Elaine and Zander project? I've been working on this for three years and its still in the beginning stages. It would help if I could get some perspective from an actual author


over 6 years ago E.R.Rose said:

Hello! Thank you so much for writing the promts for this contest! They were very cleaver and definatly made me think. I especially liked the first prompt with the unreliable narrator and day three with tthe dictionary. For day three, I got the word hubcap and the poem I wrote for it is now one of my favorite poems I've ever writen. Just wanted ot say thank you! ~~~Jess~~~


over 6 years ago Emma Carr said:

the lemons for letters is mine, long story, please delete the previous comment thanks so much


over 6 years ago Louisa H. Douglass said:

sorry, delete that please, not mine

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