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The Carrying
The Carrying: Poems | Ada Limon
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"[Ada Limn's] new collection is her best yet, a much needed shot of if not hope, then perseverance amidst much uncertainty." --NPR
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sakeriver
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This week on #ChannelOpenPod I‘m re-sharing my 2018 conversation with poet Ada Limón, in which we discuss her book THE CARRYING, the power of naming, and artistic pilgrimages.

Listen and subscribe via Apple Podcasts (apple.co/35g0dFa) or in your favorite podcast app, or visit keepthechannelopen.com for full episodes, transcripts, and show notes!

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Readaholics
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I don‘t know why I love Ada Limon so much. Her work is amazing yes, but I think I relate to her poetry because it makes sense. Sometimes with poetry, the prose is long and winding thar I can get lost. Is it a poem or just long non-linear prose. With Ada, it‘s short and concise and full of feeling without taking you somewhere you don‘t want to go. check it out.

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hwheaties
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She is always amazing.

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hes7
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I... just don‘t get it. Poetry is so not my thing that I don‘t even feel I can fairly rate my reading experience. #marchmadnesschallenge

kellyann28 hahaha I feel the same way! 8mo
LauraJ Same. 8mo
ShyBookOwl Totally fair 8mo
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hwheaties
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Current poetry read.

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Sweettartlaura
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Beautiful ❤️
I‘ve been working on incorporating more poetry into my reading. This was a great addition. A revealing look into the poet‘s heart, rent open, vulnerable, tender, touching.
#marchmadness @JenP

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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones Just finished up this wonderful collection. Many of the poems here deal with the body and the number of ways it can be an impediment in our lives - illness, infertility, beauty standards we fail to meet, etc. Many also dealt with caring for others - parents, friends, etc. A warm and honest collection about every day living. 4⭐️ I‘ll be taking a hiatus on #poemsbeforephones for a few days until Feb. 1.

DivineDiana Thank you for sharing this beautiful book. Looking forward to your return. ❤️ 11mo
monalyisha I‘m glad I got to pre-read some of the passages from this collection; it‘s definitely coming for me at some point, in its entirety. I‘ll try to remember not to tag you on a daily basis until you give me the go-ahead! 😊 Thanks for participating! 11mo
Redwritinghood @monalyisha Please continue to tag me. I just won‘t be posting myself for a few days. 11mo
VoraciousReader @Redwritinghood looks like a wonderful read! Cant wait to find it & dig in!😀 11mo
Bradleygirl So many good poems this month! Well done 11mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones Many of the poems in this collection are about struggles with the body, whether real physical struggles or psychological struggles with expected norms. This is a good example of a physical struggle with illness.

monalyisha Hm. I like this, though. 11mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones Got a very late start today, but I loved this one too much not to post.

DivineDiana “Unencumbered by beauty‘s cage.” ❤️ (edited) 11mo
Redwritinghood @DivineDiana Such a great line. 11mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones I read 13 poems this morning, and while I didn‘t love any of them, this one struck me as more hopeful. A number of the poems I read this morning related to the most recent presidential election in the US and the treatment of immigrants.

monalyisha 13! You go! 💪 11mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 11mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones Ada Limon has dealt with issues with her spine all her life. Here she recounts a day when she was suffering with a lot of pain and dizziness and saw a woman dressed as Wonder Woman walking along the Mississippi River. I hope we can all find these simple moments of encouragement for dealing with our issues, whatever they may be, as we go throughout our day.

DivineDiana I love this one! ❤️ 11mo
monalyisha Yes! This is fantastic! I love that her response was to applaud, too. #womensupportingwomen 11mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones Good advice this morning—don‘t be the mouse.

Bradleygirl Nice! 11mo
gradcat Exactly! 11mo
DivineDiana My husband loves hawks! 😉 Love It. Don‘t be the mouse! 11mo
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Redwritinghood
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#poemsbeforephones I started another collection this morning, but it wasn‘t what I wanted to read right now. This poem, however, settled me on this collection instead. It‘s about how her mother cares for her as a child. I especially love the end:
“My god, I thought, my whole life I‘ve been under her raincoat thinking it was somehow a marvel that I never got wet.”
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monalyisha I just added this collection to my TBR because of this poem! What a coincidence! 11mo
Redwritinghood @monalyisha I‘ve had it on the shelf since it was released last year. The #poemsbeforephones is really helping me bring down my unread poetry stack. 11mo
readordierachel I was struck by that too! I loved her earlier collection also. 11mo
Redwritinghood @readordierachel I have that one on my tbr, too! 11mo
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readordierachel
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These lines from Ada Limon's poem "The Raincoat" really got me this morning.

Reggie Lovely. 12mo
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merelybookish I recently read a few poems from this collection and they were so good! 12mo
readordierachel @Reggie I think so too 💙 12mo
readordierachel @merelybookish She is really talented! Becoming one of my new favorites. 12mo
Cathythoughts Sounds so good. I love the book title ... the carrying , there is something so beautiful about being minded ♥️ 12mo
readordierachel @Cathythoughts Isn't there? Something we (or maybe just I) take for granted sometimes 💙 12mo
Suet624 How beautiful! 12mo
readordierachel @Suet624 I thought so, too! 12mo
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Thndrstd
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Limon delivers another strong collection as she contemplates marriage, infertility, and pregnancy, the role of love and bringing children into an often cruel world. Her poems encompass a wide range of feeling, riding from despair to joy in a few lines. Highly recommended.

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shutupsmalls

All the world is moving, even sand from one shore to another / is being shuttled. I live my life half afraid, and half shouting / at the trains when they thunder by. This letter to you is both.

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sakeriver
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I feel so fortunate to have read this book. The poems here are so vital, showing both vulnerability and strength, and deeply honest through and through. So many of these poems are heavy with the ways the world and life will weigh on us, whether it's loss, racism or misogyny, or the ways our lives might not turn out the way we've dreamed. But there's a core of resiliency, too, and Limón shows us the reasons to keep carrying on, and shows us how.

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sakeriver
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Feeling a bit under the weather so it‘s flannel pants and a lovely poetry ARC for me.