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lucky wreck
Ada Limon




Autumn House
2006 • 88 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-932870-08-4
$9.99 Ebook, 978-1-932870-71-8

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“However, it is the final poem, ‘Thirteen Feral Cats,’ that creates a whole from the individual ‘parts’ of the collection. In doing so, lucky wreck... [continued in Reviews below]”—Erin Feldman, Front Porch Journal

The winner of the 2005 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize, selected by Jean Valentine.

The winner of the 2005 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize, selected by Jean Valentine. Ada Limon's first full-length poetry book--startling and funny--Limon is a poet to keep your eye on.

Reviews / Endorsements

“However, it is the final poem, ‘Thirteen Feral Cats,’ that creates a whole from the individual ‘parts’ of the collection. In doing so, lucky wreck progresses from desire, violence, and ambiguity, to an acceptance and even a praise of ‘the walls / and all the parts of us they manage to hold so dearly.’”—Erin Feldman, Front Porch Journal

“Ada’s new book has a smart clip of anger to some of the poems, edgy parameters of disappointment to others, lots of personal relationship narratives, conflicts and emotional realizations; decisions, choices, changes, hopes and sadness, a type of survival poetry searching the world, getting into a deeper knowledge of people, and as the searchlight strobes out from the lighthouse through the fog and mist to lost travelers and explorers, structure changes toward an inventive orthodoxy of the heart’s stormy reign...bravo.”—Jimmy Santiago Baca



ADA LIMÓN grew up in Glen Ellen and Sonoma, California. A graduate of New York University’s MFA Creative Writing Program, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. She is the author of three books of poetry, Lucky Wreck (Autumn House Press, 2006), This Big Fake World (Pearl Editions, 2007), and Sharks in the Rivers (Milkweed Editions, 2010). She is currently at work on a novel, a book of essays, and a new collection of poems.

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