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Audiobook Preview: The Carrying

Milkweed Staff — 08/13/2018

From the author of Bright Dead Things comes The Carrying, her most powerful collection yet. And now, for the first time, we’re thrilled to share Limón’s entire collection in audiobook, free to download with your purchase of The Carrying. Just use coupon code AUDIOPOETRY at checkout.


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“Ada Limón’s new collection is her best yet, a much needed shot of if not hope, then perseverance amidst much uncertainty.”NPR

“[In The Carrying], the National Book Award-nominated poet pens paeans to the world’s limitless capacity to astonish.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

The Carrying is one of Ada Limón‘s best. Even in poems about racism, misogyny, violence, and the darkness that often accompanies life, Limón’s resiliency shines through.”—Bitch Media

“Exquisite poems about love, fertility, desire, this natural world we move through, the political climate, so much more.”—Roxane Gay, Goodreads

The Carrying is dazzling, precise, transformative and deeply humane. Ada Limón is an American treasure.”—Jami Attenberg

“In these poems, joy and longing and grief sing with a music that—regardless of what I am burdened or blessed to carry—makes me want to live passionately and fully in the difficult world. The Carrying is a gift.”—Natasha Trethewey

“This book is a garden. And like a garden, it will nourish you. It will feed you.”—Ross Gay​