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Another Historic Moment for Our Laureate

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Our current Poet Laureate of the United States, Ada Limón, continues to make headlines in the position—and speaking of headlines, today we announced more details of Ada’s signature project, “You Are Here.” They include:

We couldn’t be more excited to let you know about the project, the result of two years of behind-the-scenes work. Hopefully you can come to the Library on April 4th to join the fun! And if you’re planning your summer/fall travel plans, we hope you consider traveling to one of the national parks participating in the project—Ada will do a public event in each.

I’m happy to report on two big events this week for our laureate, too. First, last night Ada was in LA for the TIME Magazine’s 2024 “Women of the Year” celebration, where she joined other luminaries such as “Barbie” director Greta Gerwig, tennis star Coco Gauff and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad. As part of her toast, Ada read “In Praise of Mystery: A Poem for Europa,” her poem for the NASA Europa Space Mission—and this Friday, she’ll talk about the poem at the opening event for the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. She will be joined by Dr. Lori Glaze, the Director of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Planetary Science Division, and thanks to our friends at NASA you can watch the event live. I know there will be an exciting reveal that you don’t want to miss.

*This post was updated to include the current link to Ada Limón’s Apirl 4th event.

Comments (2)

  1. Hi—Saw Ada Limon’s program in Charlottesville today and wanted to tell my DC area friends to go to the April 4th program mentioned in your blog and other places on the loc.gov pages. But all links to info./tix about the event are dead. See above. Could you fix, please? She was terrific! Would love to recommend!

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