F242. A Reading & Conversation with Ada Limón, Jake Skeets, and Rigoberto González, Sponsored by Milkweed Editions

HemisFair Ballroom C3, Henry B. González Center, Ballroom Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

 

Milkweed Editions presents two critically acclaimed poets in conversation with award-winning writer and critic Rigoberto González: Ada Limón, author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning collection The Carrying, an ecstatic and vulnerable paean to the universality of grief and astonishment; and Diné poet Jake Skeets, author of the highly-anticipated debut Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, a collection that explores how alcoholism, masculinity, queerness, land, and language interact and counteract.


Participants

Moderator:

Rigoberto González is the author of fifteen books. He is the recipient of Guggenheim, NEA, and USA Rolón fellowships; an NYFA grant in poetry; the Shelley Memorial Award; the Poetry Center Book Award; the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award; and the 2015 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle.

Ada Limón is the author of five books of poetry, including The Carrying which won The National Book Critics Circle Award, and Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Award.

Jake Skeets is Black Streak Wood, born for Water's Edge. He is Diné from the Navajo Nation. A graduate of the Low-Rez IAIA MFA program, he currently works at Diné College. He is one of the winners of the 2018 "Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prize.

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March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center

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