Sharks in the Rivers

↠ Sharks in the Rivers ↠ Ada Limon - Sharks in the Rivers, Sharks in the Rivers The speaker in this extraordinary collection finds herself multiply dislocated from her childhood in California from her family s roots in Mexico from a dying parent from her prior self The world i ↠ Sharks in the Rivers ↠ Ada Limon - Sharks in the Rivers, Sharks in the Rivers The speaker in this extraordinary collection finds herself multiply dislocated from her childhood in California from her family s roots in Mexico from a dying parent from her prior self The world i

  • Title: Sharks in the Rivers
  • Author: Ada Limon
  • ISBN: 9781571314383
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
Sharks in the Rivers

↠ Sharks in the Rivers ↠ Ada Limon, Sharks in the Rivers, Ada Limon, Sharks in the Rivers The speaker in this extraordinary collection finds herself multiply dislocated from her childhood in California from her family s roots in Mexico from a dying parent from her prior self The world is always in motion both toward and away from us and it is also full of risk from sharks unexpectedly lurking beneath estuarial rivers to the dangers of New York City wheThe speak ↠ Sharks in the Rivers ↠ Ada Limon - Sharks in the Rivers, Sharks in the Rivers The speaker in this extraordinary collection finds herself multiply dislocated from her childhood in California from her family s roots in Mexico from a dying parent from her prior self The world i

  • ↠ Sharks in the Rivers ↠ Ada Limon
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Sharks in the Rivers

About “Ada Limon

  • Ada Limon

    Ada Lim n is the author of three books of poetry, Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers She received her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University Lim n has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and was one of the judges for the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry She works as a creative writing instructor and a freelance writer while splitting her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Sonoma, California with a great deal of New York in between Her new book of poems, Bright Dead Things is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2015.



675 thoughts on “Sharks in the Rivers

  • Ada Limon is quickly becoming one of my favorite poets While I did not connect with this collection the way I did with Bright Dead Things, there were several poems that left me gasping by the end.


  • Recently, I stumbled across the work of Ada Lim n online After reading her poem Sharks in the Rivers , her book of poetry under the same title was on its way to my mailbox It has proved itself to be the best find this year thus far and it s going to be a hard one to top.Poem after poem is soaked with imagery and sounds of flora and fauna, rolling hills and riverbanks Even her pieces constructed in the realm of a bustling, rushing city return to the comfort and at home peace of California country [...]


  • I considered a rating of 2 stars but I m biased because I did a research paper on Ada Lim n and her poetry and I LOVED her recent poetry collection, Bright Dead Things With that said, I approached Sharks in the Rivers with high expectations and it s not the case that Lim n s style gets better from Sharks to Bright but that the content of the two collections are different Along with my bias and expectations, I was also partial to any mention of hummingbirds A friend of mine died by suicide and th [...]


  • Each poem breathes so well on the page as Ada Limon traces her life from her childhood in California to work as a writer in New York No matter the location, nature is in constant flow that shows Ada s life may not be so simple but lurking through time is always strong wonder, language and imagination.



  • As usual, this is not a review More like a set of thoughts and quotes that others can read if they feel like it Birds I expected fish and sharks, but received so many beautiful uses of birds My inner birder was pleased The air is unwound with bird and you are not lost in the least, but a deliberate deserterThis fevered mess of world is well done Lean in and nuzzle its exceptional need to be yours Ways to Ease Your Animal Mind World, turn all you want to, faster even I ve come to like the way the [...]


  • As a Queens girl I ve never viewed myself as a city girl, although many would beg to differ If you re from anyone of the five boroughs you re a city kid There s no denying or hiding in Ana the reflection of her environment within her poetry I enjoyed how she touched on the simple aspects of daily life This is my second contemporary poetry book I definitely connected with her loneliness, sadness, wanting to abandon her immediate environment, and craving for so much Her poetry somehow gave me com [...]


  • As a Queens girl I ve never viewed myself as a city girl, although many would beg to differ If you re from anyone of the five boroughs you re a city kid There s no denying or hiding in Ana the reflection of her environment within her poetry I enjoyed how she touched on the simple aspects of daily life This is my second contemporary poetry book I definitely connected with her loneliness, sadness, wanting to abandon her immediate environment, and craving for so much Her poetry somehow gave me com [...]


  • harks bite fewer people each year thanNew Yorkers do, according to Health Department records.Then she sends me on my way Into the City of Sharks.Through another doorway, I walk to the East River saying,Sharks are people too.Sharks are people too.Sharks are people too.I write all the things I need on the bottomof my tennis shoes I say, Let s walk together.The sun behind me is like a fire.Tiny flames in the river s ripples.I say something to God, but he s not a living thing,so I say it to the rive [...]


  • From Sharks in the Rivers by Ada Lim n This PracticeThey say the first thing that goesis short term memory We forgetour keys, we forget the address,we forget the name of the president.I like to think it s just a matter of practice we ve had time to practice the memoryof our brother s face, our favorite light,the creek that runs down the center of town.I want to practice Like the Russian soldierwho had to make up a word to say howhard he would fight, said he would fightfirecefully, that s how I [...]


  • Prepare for the 2010 Poets Forum in New York City October 28 30 by reading Limon s newest book of poetry, and check out the Poets Forum 2010 bookshelf for the latest collections by each of the poets participating in the Poets Forum Happy reading


  • I had this as a not bad reading at the beginning Nothing annoying, some clever images But, the third section, Fifteen Balls of Feathers really cooked This is a 15 part cycle that sings After that, the book finished strong, including World Versus Girl , which I particularly liked.



  • I really liked this book Several of Ada s opens really resonated with me I liked it for many of the individual poems then I did so much as a collection still, it was a very enlightening read, with lots if strong imagery I d very much recommend reading it.


  • There is so much life in these poems, woven in between the lines that explore displacement and hope I couldn t have asked for a lively discussion of nature, of humanity Another perfect collection out of Milkweed.


  • I was relieved with how much I enjoyed this book I found the poetry easy to read and comprehend the images and story lines were straightforward This book made for a quick and pleasurable read.




  • There are some real knock your socks off lines in this collection of poverty that is, yes, tangentially about sharks.



  • Very different from some of the other poetry I ve been reading lately The imagery that she evokes is interesting and her syntax is somewhat bracing, in that it really makes the reader pay attention.


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