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American Poet; Finalist for National Book Award

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Limón grew up in Sonoma, California, before attending The University of Washington where she studied theater at the University of Washington School of Drama. After taking writing courses from professors, including Colleen J. McElroy, she went on to receive her MFA from New York University in 2001, where she studied with Sharon Olds, Philip Levine, Marie Howe, Mark Doty, Agha Shahid Ali, and Tom Sleigh. Her graduate class included the noted poets, Jennifer L. Knox, Gregory Pardlo, Jason Schneiderman, Kazim Ali, and Kathleen Graber.

Upon graduation, she received a fellowship to live and write at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. In 2003, she received a grant from New York Foundation for the Arts.

After 12 years in New York City, where she worked for various magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, GQ, and Travel + Leisure, she now lives in Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California where she writes and teaches.

Limón's first book, Lucky Wreck was chosen by Jean Valentine as the winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize in 2005, while her second book This Big Fake World was the winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize in 2006. The two books came out within less than a year of each other. In a 2014 article in Compose Magazine, she wrote "I went from having no books at all, to having two in the span of a year. I felt like I had won the lottery, well, without the money. I suppose, in my life, I’ve never done things the ordinary way. I’m either deep in the bottom of the well or nowhere near water."

Her third book, Sharks in the Rivers was released in 2010 from Milkweed Editions. Of which the Brooklyn Rail said, "Unlike much contemporary poetry, Limón’s work isn’t text-derivative or deconstructivist. She personalizes her homilies, stamping them with the authenticity of invention and self-discovery." Limón's fourth book, Bright Dead Things, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.

While still at work on two fiction projects as well as non-fiction pieces, Limón's poems continue to be published widely. Limón's poem "State Bird" appeared in the June 2, 2014 issue The New Yorker and her poem, "How to Triumph Like a Girl" was recently awarded the Pushcart Prize.

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Ada Limon

American Poet; Finalist for National Book Award

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Ada Limon Biography

Limón grew up in Sonoma, California, before attending The University of Washington where she studied theater at the University of Washington School of Drama. After taking writing courses from professors, including Colleen J. McElroy, she went on to receive her MFA from New York University in 2001, where she studied with Sharon Olds, Philip Levine, Marie Howe, Mark Doty, Agha Shahid Ali, and Tom Sleigh. Her graduate class included the noted poets, Jennifer L. Knox, Gregory Pardlo, Jason Schneiderman, Kazim Ali, and Kathleen Graber.

Upon graduation, she received a fellowship to live and write at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. In 2003, she received a grant from New York Foundation for the Arts.

After 12 years in New York City, where she worked for various magazines such as Martha Stewart Living, GQ, and Travel + Leisure, she now lives in Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California where she writes and teaches.

Limón's first book, Lucky Wreck was chosen by Jean Valentine as the winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize in 2005, while her second book This Big Fake World was the winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize in 2006. The two books came out within less than a year of each other. In a 2014 article in Compose Magazine, she wrote "I went from having no books at all, to having two in the span of a year. I felt like I had won the lottery, well, without the money. I suppose, in my life, I’ve never done things the ordinary way. I’m either deep in the bottom of the well or nowhere near water."

Her third book, Sharks in the Rivers was released in 2010 from Milkweed Editions. Of which the Brooklyn Rail said, "Unlike much contemporary poetry, Limón’s work isn’t text-derivative or deconstructivist. She personalizes her homilies, stamping them with the authenticity of invention and self-discovery." Limón's fourth book, Bright Dead Things, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions.

While still at work on two fiction projects as well as non-fiction pieces, Limón's poems continue to be published widely. Limón's poem "State Bird" appeared in the June 2, 2014 issue The New Yorker and her poem, "How to Triumph Like a Girl" was recently awarded the Pushcart Prize.

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  • Ada Limón performs "High Water" - YouTube
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  • Ada Limón in Conversation - YouTube

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  • How to book Ada Limon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ada Limon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ada Limon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ada Limon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ada Limon?

    Booking fees for Ada Limon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ada Limon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ada Limon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ada Limon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ada Limon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ada Limon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ada Limon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ada Limon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ada Limon for your event is available upon request. Ada Limon generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Patricia Cornwell, Karen E. Bender, Lily Koppel, Rainbow Rowell and Veronica Roth. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ada Limon for an upcoming event.

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  • Ada Limón in Conversation - YouTube

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