The Carrying

  • Type: Books
  • By: Ada Limon
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Connor B.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781571315120
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Limon's fourth collection grapples with grief and pain while immersing itself in the natural world.

"What if instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?"
Ada Limon is one of America's best contemporary poets for a reason, and The Carrying is some of her strongest work yet. These poems are characteristically vulnerable and powerful, turning over themes like pain, aging, grief, love, race, motherhood, and nature like dirt in the garden - sifting through them to find a way to live a happy, hard-won life.  Limon's fourth collection pushes her talents further than ever before, and creates something truly intimate, honest, and revelatory.