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Reading, Conversation/Interview, Mainstage

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  • Date: May 12
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm PT
  • Location: Lapis Theater
    1634 11th Ave.
  • Public Price: $15.00
  • Member Price: $12.00
  • Student Price: $5.00

Ada Limón with Quenton Baker

Join us in welcoming Ada Limón, the nation's 24th U.S. Poet Laureate, for a one-night-only reading from her six collections of poetry and the debut of new work for the very first time on Hugo House's stage! Following her reading, Ada will be joined in conversation with Seattle poet and educator Quenton Baker. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

Quenton Baker

Quenton Baker

Quenton Baker is a poet, educator, and Cave Canem fellow. Their current focus is black interiority and the afterlife of slavery. Their work has appeared in The Offing, Jubilat, Vinyl, The Rumpus and elsewhere. They are a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and the recipient of the 2018 Arts Innovator Award from Artist Trust. They were a 2019 Robert Rauschenberg Artist in Residence and a 2021 NEA Fellow. They are the author of we pilot the blood (The 3rd Thing, 2021) and ballast (Haymarket Books, 2023).

Ada Limón

Ada Limón

Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her book Bright Dead Things was nominated for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Her work has been supported most recently by a Guggenheim Fellowship. She grew up in Sonoma, California and now lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she writes, teaches remotely, and hosts the critically-acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown. Her new book of poetry, The Hurting Kind, is out now from Milkweed Editions. She is the 24th Poet Laureate of The United States.