The Carrying: Poems. Ada Limón.

The Carrying: Poems

Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 2021. First paperback edition. Paperback. 95pp. Octavo [21.5cm]. Illustrated wraps with french flaps. New. Item #59866
ISBN: 9781571315137

National Book Critics Circle Award-winner

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 / has an unsung third stanza, something brutal.” And still Limón shows us, as ever, the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives. “Fine then, / I’ll take it,” she writes. “I’ll take it all.”.

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