Ada Limón Webinar & Poetry Challenge

NEHS student members and Chapter Advisors are invited to attend our exclusive webinar with current US Poet Laureate Ada Limón on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 4 p.m. (PT), 5 p.m. (MT), 6 p.m. (CT), and 7 p.m. (ET).

We anticipate that this event will reach capacity soon! Registrations are now open and will remain so until September 11 or capacity is met, whichever comes first. Not only will NEHS student members and Chapter Advisors be able to hear Limón talk at this unique event, but there will also be a chance to ask her your questions about her poetry, her role as Poet Laureate, and her creative process.

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 was the host of the critically acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. She grew up in Sonoma, CA, and now lives in Lexington, KY, where she writes and teaches remotely. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is out now from Milkweed Editions. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States.


Limón’s work will also form the stimulus of the 2023 Creative Challenge focused on poetry writing and performance. In order to encourage students to consider not only the writing but the performance of their poems, we are asking participants to write a poem in a style of their choosing and then perform it. Both text and video recording of the performance will be uploaded as part of the application.

NEHS Chapter Advisors should feel welcome to invite faculty colleagues at schools that do not currently have an NEHS chapter to register for the webinar.

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