Ada Limón and Jennifer Knox: Nov. 10, 2020

October 15, 2020

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.: Live from Prairie Lights

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.: Live from Prairie Lights, a reading and conversation

Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.: Writers@Grinnell Webex roundtable.

This roundtable event is an informal conversation open only to members of the Grinnell College community. Details (link) to come via email.

Jennifer L. Knox's fifth book of poems, Crushing It, will be published by Copper Canyon Press on Oct. 20, 2020. Her work has appeared five times in the Best American Poetry series (including the 2020 volume), and in Great American Prose Poems, Best American Erotic Poems, The New York Times, The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and Granta. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Iowa Arts Council and the Milwaukee County Arts Council. She teaches at Iowa State University and is the proprietor of a small spice blend company called Saltlickers.

Ada Limón is the author of five poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was named one of the top five poetry books of the year by the Washington Post. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things was named a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte Low Residency M.F.A program, and the online and summer programs for the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. she also works as a freelance writer in Lexington, Kentucky.

Suggested Readings

  • Poems by Ada Limón
  • “The End of Poetry”
  • Read the first six poems listed: Poems by Jennifer L. Knox
    Poetry, “Mr. Big”; American Poetry Review, “Managing Your Adult ADHD”; Granta, “Full House” and “My Mother Visits Me in Prison”; Kenyon Review, “Finding a Drawer Full of Drivers Licenses”; The New Yorker, “Pimp My Ride”)

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