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The carrying : poems

Author: Ada Limón
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2021. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. A daughter tends to aging parents. A woman struggles with infertility--"What if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?"--And a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: "Every song of this country /

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ada Limón
ISBN: 1571315136 9781571315137 1571315128 9781571315120
OCLC Number: 1088715165
Notes: Edition statements vary on different printings of this edition.
Description: 95 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Contents1.A NameAncestorsHow Most of the Dreams GoThe LeashAlmost FortyTryingOn a Pink MoonThe RaincoatThe Vulture & the BodyAmerican PharaohDandelion InsomniaDream of the RavenThe VisitorLate Summer after a Panic AttackBustDead StarsDream of DestructionPrey2.The Burying BeetleHow We Are MadeThe Light the Living SeeThe Dead BoyWhat I Want to RememberOverpassThe Millionth Dream of Your ReturnBald Eagles in a FieldI'm Sure about MagicWonder WomanThe Real ReasonThe Year of the GoldfinchesNotes on the BelowSundown and All the Damage DoneOn a Lamp Post Long AgoOf Roots & RoamersKilling MethodsFull GallopDream of the MenA New National AnthemCargoThe Contract Says: We'd Like the Conversation to Be BilingualIt's Harder3.Against BelongingInstructions on Not Giving UpWould You RatherMaybe I'll Be Another Kind of MotherCarryingWhat I Didn't Know BeforeMasteringThe Last ThingLove Poem with Apologies for My AppearanceSwaySacred ObjectsSometimes I Think My Body Leaves a Shape in the AirCannibal WomanWifeFrom the Ash Inside the BoneTime Is on FireAfter the FireLosingThe Last DropAfter His Ex DiedSparrow, What Did You Say?Notes & Acknowledgments
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Ada Limón.


"Exquisite . . . A powerful example of how to carry the things that define us without being broken by them." -WASHINGTON POST  Read more...


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Praise for The CarryingWinner of the 2018 National Book Critics Circle AwardALA Notable Book of 2018Finalist for the 2019 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award"Limon has a novelistic knack for scene, and the Read more...

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