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The Carrying

by Ada Limón Author · Ada Limón Narrator


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"Ada Limón's new collection is her best yet, a much needed shot of if not hope, then perseverance amidst much uncertainty." –NPR

From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Limón comes The Carrying—her most powerful collection yet. Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious and brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance.

Praise for The Carrying:

"Exquisite poems about love, fertility, desire, this natural world we move through, the political climate, so much more." –Roxane Gay, Goodreads

"Don't miss this life-affirming collection." –Library Journal, starred review

"Gorgeous, thought-provoking... This fearless collections shows a poet that can appreciate life's surprises." –Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Ada Limón is one of the country's finest poets." –Shelf Awareness

"The Carrying is one of Ada Limón's best. Even in poems about racism, misogyny, violence, and the darkness that often accompanies life, Limón's resiliency shines through." –Bitch Media

"The Carrying is dazzling, precise, transformative and deeply humane. Ada Limón is an American treasure." –Jami Attenberg

"In these poems, joy and longing and grief sing with a music that—regardless of what I am burdened or blessed to carry—makes me want to live passionately and fully in the difficult world. The Carrying is a gift." –Natasha Trethewey

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