Critically acclaimed poet Ada Limón to give reading at VCU

Sarah Viren, author of the award-winning essay collection “MINE,” will also give a reading at the Feb. 14 event.

Ada Limón
Ada Limón, who has authored five critically acclaimed collections of poetry, will give a reading at VCU on Feb. 14. (Courtesy photo)

Ada Limón, the author of five critically acclaimed collections of poetry, including “The Carrying,” which is listed among Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2018 and named a finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, will give a reading at Virginia Commonwealth University on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Limón’s books also include “Bright Dead Things,” which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, a finalist for the 2017 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the top 10 poetry books of 2015 by The New York Times.

Sarah Viren
Sarah Viren

Her other books include “Lucky Wreck,” “This Big Fake World” and “Sharks in the Rivers.” She serves on the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte’s low-residency M.F.A program and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown 24Pearl Street online program. She also works as a freelance writer in Lexington, Kentucky.

The VCU event also will feature a reading by Sarah Viren, author of the recent essay collection “MINE,” winner of the River Teeth book prize and named one of Literary Hub’s favorite books of 2018. Viren also is the translator of the novella “Cordoba Skies” by Argentine author Federico Falco and the editor — with VCU assistant professor Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas — of the forthcoming anthology “The Great American Essay.”

Limón’s and Viren’s visit to VCU will be held in the James Branch Cabell Library’s third-floor Lecture Hall (Room 303). The event is free and open to the public.

The event is part of the 2018-19 VCU Visiting Writers Series, which is sponsored by the Department of English of the College of Humanities and Sciences and the Graduate Writers Association, with additional support by VCU Libraries, Barnes & Noble @ VCU Bookstore, and the family of Larry Levis.