Ada Limón presents her work of poetry as part of the Park University Ethnic Voices Poetry Series
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
September 8, 2011
As part of the Park University Ethnic Voices Poetry series, poet Ada Limón presents This Big Fake World, winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize.
The presentation takes place on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. A 6 p.m. reception will precede the presentation.
The narrative revolves around a man in a grey suit (the hero), a traveling businessman in an unsatisfying marriage. Limón's "story in verse" proves that the hero, his friend (Lewis the drunk) and a woman at a hardware store can remind us "that we have all come out of basic need, /some gnawing thing, some hunger."
Limón is the author of two other poetry collections, Sharks in the Rivers and Lucky Wreck.
Co-sponsored by ParkUniversity and the University of Central Missouri.
Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.