Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20120803, 20111007
Poet Ada Limon’s world changed when she won two book prizes in 2005: the Autumn House Press Poetry Prize for a collection that became her 2006 book, Lucky Wreck, and the Pearl Poetry Prize for what became her 2007 book, This Big Fake World. A California native who lived and worked in New York City for years, Limon draws inspiration from the Sonoma Valley of her childhood, the mythologies of her Mexican grandfather’s Churascan tribe, and the visual arts. She discusses her time working for magazines, and how copywriting and poetry work together for her, and reads from her 2010 book, Sharks in the Rivers.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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