Join us this Thursday at 8:30PM for a reading and talkback with the author of Bright Dead Things, Ada Limón. The reading will take place in the Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium.

My confession: most of my poems are autobiographical. The strange, twisty narrative of the inner voice, the voice underneath the voice, is always what fascinates me and keeps me writing…I write poetry to help me reconnect with the world. I write to feel grounded, and alive, and real, and breathing, and right here. And hopefully, as I work on that process, my poems might help others do the same. I’m not saying that they offer a tonic or a salve, but I am trying to wave from my own leaky boat. – Ada Limón

Quote from an interview with Ada Limón here.