***Original Broadcast Date April 24, 2016***
Ada Limón is the author of the poetry collection "Bright Dead Things," which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She calls this her most personal, honest, and truthful collection. Limón explains why it's her most accessible poetry - it isn't poetry written for fellow poets, it's poetry for everyone.
For our Poem of the Week, Limón reads "How to Triumph Like a Girl," which was recently awarded the Pushcart Prize.
Aired August 20, 2017