Ada Limón, the New U.S. Poet Laureate, Talks About Poetry’s Role in Recording the Pandemic, Her Favorite Nature Spots and the Last Thing That Made Her Cry

Ada Limón, the author of six books of poetry, started her term as the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States on September 29. As host of the podcast The Slowdown, she focuses on new ways to make poetry accessible. In the below conversation, she talks about drawing inspiration from nature; tears; and her hopes for the next generation of poets.

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