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Ada Limón (U.S. Poet Laureate) Takes Poetry to National Parks in "You Are Here" Project.

Submitted by Courtney D Clark on September 6, 2023 - 10:31am
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U.S. Poet Laureate and UW Drama Alumnae Ada Limón (98) to Publish Anthology, Bring Poetry to National Parks as part of Signature Project, “You Are Here”

Ada Limón’s signature project as the nation’s 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, “You Are Here,” will feature two major new initiatives: an anthology of commissioned nature poems and poetry installed as public art in seven national parks.

“I want to champion the ways reading and writing poetry can situate us in the natural world,” Limón said. “Never has it been more urgent to feel a sense of reciprocity with our environment, and poetry’s alchemical mix of attention, silence, and rhythm gives us a reciprocal way of experiencing nature — of communing with the natural world through breath and presence.” -U.S. Poet Laureate  Ada Limón (98)

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