Poetry Sunday: A new poet laureate
Ada Limón has been announced as the twenty-fourth poet laureate of the country. Her assignment begins this fall. The main duty of the poet laureate is to be an ambassador for the form and to help introduce it to those who may not have an appreciation of it.
Many of Limón's poems refer to our relationship to the natural world; trees, for example, are important characters in her poetry. Here is an example.
Instructions on Not Giving Up
by Ada Limón