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Ada Limón @adalimon California & Kentucky

Writer & Observer

2,406 Following   27,297 Followers   17,648 Tweets

Joined Twitter 5/7/09


I wrote an essay for ⁦@GQMagazine⁩: “Sometimes, I can’t help but feel that our grief is all this country will let u… https://t.co/DC2oNMCI6G
Retweeted by Ada LimónWe are about to caravan for #BreonnaTaylor in Lexington, KY. Tons of cars lined up at the Rupp Arena to honor her l… https://t.co/a02mQDcHwP
Retweeted by Ada LimónHere's an online event with Ron Charles and Alice Quinn for a new anthology of poems in response to the recent cris… https://t.co/NpnWE5uiHP
Retweeted by Ada LimónI really don't mean to self-promote. I won't get anything from you watching/reading this. This speech is the only t… https://t.co/xStbvwBwXT
Retweeted by Ada LimónThis sweet young lady. She would be 27 today. She was just out here trying to live. Trying to sleep in her own be… https://t.co/XTOB1qLgDa
Retweeted by Ada LimónWow, it’s done! New “Black Lives Matter” Mural painted in #WashingtonDC on road to White House (16th St.) They sta… https://t.co/ecuGa9VOKh
Retweeted by Ada Limón @RachelMcKibbens I mean. I wish I was on your couch right now... @RachelMcKibbens Omg. Sister.Among the crowd, the signs, the honking horns, and many of the masks are young people. https://t.co/TyRsQ0rhPi
Retweeted by Ada Limón @theferocity Ready.
6/5
2020
Two Guns in the Sky for Daniel Harris by my favorite poet @RaymondAntrobus #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/5gTAA7olsl
Retweeted by Ada LimónRadical love means radical honesty and holding people radically responsible because you both deserve better. To b… https://t.co/gFxsI0ttIW
Retweeted by Ada Limón"And don't ask me to feel that pain of yours." In the spirit of protest and concern, we share here a new poem by… https://t.co/Xkn601WUe1
Retweeted by Ada LimónFun fact: In the peak of Angela Davis’s activism, the government framed her for conspiracy to murder. She fled for… https://t.co/cubiNzNzyB
Retweeted by Ada LimónRunning this put Black @nytimes staffers in danger. https://t.co/m0JqPRlpjQ
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6/4
2020
This. https://t.co/ssNROKaZMU"after kent state" #LucilleClifton only to keep his little fear he kills his cities and his trees even his childre… https://t.co/WHKiID648c
Retweeted by Ada LimónLearning from Border Patrol? https://t.co/iWZfykP1UZ
Retweeted by Ada LimónAmazing https://t.co/aTNci1oY4I
Retweeted by Ada LimónI be stressed when she goes outside man but LOL if you thought the #PERSIST lady would stay home https://t.co/GGqdgPKfx3
Retweeted by Ada LimónREAL ONES. Yo I'm proud of these people!!!! https://t.co/foQcCuXQo9
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6/3
2020
This is Rahul. Rahul saved 62 DC protesters who were trapped for hours on his block by police. He allowed them to s… https://t.co/BS2D8rsQ0a
Retweeted by Ada Limón @theferocity ❤️❤️❤️❤️
6/2
2020
Outraged neighbors are beginning to gather in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville after waking up to news that D… https://t.co/tv8xrmB5z1
Retweeted by Ada LimónEven through the world is heaping dumpster trash, I managed to finish my next book draft today. My #middlegrade, Bl… https://t.co/HATEoXwbXl
Retweeted by Ada LimónHappy Pride aka the month long celebration of a necessary riot. What is your queer self gonna fuck up this month?
Retweeted by Ada LimónI bet Canada feels like they live in the Apartment above a Meth Lab right about now..
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6/1
2020
My industry is a bit too quiet for my liking. How are you always talking about standing in solidarity with your non… https://t.co/SPdFIYbUM5
Retweeted by Ada LimónPolice Prove Point of Protests by Instigating Violence Across the Country: https://t.co/DMmYuSYivC https://t.co/CJkCvC6TWJ
Retweeted by Ada LimónMy sadness feels too big.
Retweeted by Ada LimónI don’t want y’all fighting because y’all hate cops I want y’all fighting because you love black lives
Retweeted by Ada LimónThis is the headline everyone should be seeing this morning. No passive voice or mysterious acts of violence. Name… https://t.co/psIUtBXlXW
Retweeted by Ada Limón @Danez_Smif I mean....For people who actively want to be support and be an ally right now, I have written a thread. https://t.co/kTvDgXXO5L
Retweeted by Ada Limón @jasminnemendez Same. I hate feeling this torn.Amazing to see newscasters refuse to make the connection between unrest in so many disparate cities and the general… https://t.co/WvNPIVvPvn
Retweeted by Ada LimónHad a long conversation with two other high risk friends about whether or not to join protests today. Any other tim… https://t.co/fbGzc0QVq2Hi Three times this week I said fuck writing anything what’s the point don’t nobody learn https://t.co/rxKLMrP021
Retweeted by Ada Limónif you can't protest in person, that's okay, you can support protestors & donate to a bail fund; if you don't have… https://t.co/dOOpcHyeej
Retweeted by Ada Limónjasper texas 1998 by Lucille Clifton | Poetry Foundation https://t.co/JX2thuXkWdThis is the second or third time protesters have gathered at the intersection of main and broadway. @LEX18News https://t.co/1dOP9wvFo1
Retweeted by Ada LimónTwin Cities if you out there be careful. Lots of unmarked cars full of white dudes.
Retweeted by Ada Limóni’m really worried about black people’s mental health. about young black people on social media seeing this in full… https://t.co/OZl7OfNaHM
Retweeted by Ada LimónOfficer removes protestor's mask to pepper spray him https://t.co/HkMlTKFtum
Retweeted by Ada LimónSo helpful. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (by the clash) https://t.co/mL6VS7bHnn
Retweeted by Ada LimónThis was an unmarked car that sped over the curve, up onto the grass and almost hit multiple people including me. T… https://t.co/JsfO8gEdBg
Retweeted by Ada LimónIf you have time today, please write a parole support letter for Joshua Williams who was arrested during the Fergus… https://t.co/QeE17ESlmX
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5/31
2020
Thinking of this poem today by @QuentonBaker. “At the end of reason: the black saint of lynching./There are torche… https://t.co/bAc6oklCLCLatinx communities cannot be silent. Our fight for equity should not be balanced against our comfort by remaining o… https://t.co/DEUs8tKKDe
Retweeted by Ada LimónSending virtual hugs, hope, and a happy #Friday to all! Ending the week with a message and brand new (and truly bri… https://t.co/zNJbyksxwc
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5/30
2020
@CrystalWilki Same. Sending love.Good morning! Have you donated to the KY or MN bail funds? It’s a way to take action and support the… https://t.co/sHZwCLz63H
Retweeted by Ada LimónMy heart is in Louisville this morning. Stay safe everyone.
5/29
2020
@VChangPoet For you? Anything!Cut to me immediately googling, "How to grow the best zucchini."I just said out loud to myself, "It's easy, just go through your emails and answer them..."Matched! Who's going to match me? https://t.co/ao3uzbuo4Z https://t.co/9QxGLsHO74This poem has been with me today. By @PBW_Poet from his powerful first book Thief in the Interior. https://t.co/Hd2tLMo4HbThank you for the lovely shout out @Kristen_Arnett! https://t.co/lx3HZvnoDT
5/28
2020
Tweeps. This perfectly calculated Bobcat jump.🤩 https://t.co/hPb8YicrmG
Retweeted by Ada Limón @JacobAWare I've got YOU a mask, and YOU a mask!Ugh, I wish it wasn’t too hot to wear my leg warmers. #flashdanceOnce I finish all these collages, I’m gonna need a bunch of sticks. (This is wonderful. I want to go there.) https://t.co/dncqOELbcU
Retweeted by Ada Limón @KimiEisele I, uh, own it.Thinking about @1blackbirder 's essay "Birding While Black"(via @Milkweed_Books & @lithub ). "There is power in the… https://t.co/c509VWYKzT
Retweeted by Ada LimónI have decided that tonight will be my annual viewing of Flashdance starting at 7:30pm ET. Because I need it. And because it's Flashdance. @writingxwriters My pleasure! A great class! @PaisleyRekdal Oh I missed it!
5/26
2020
“Time to mound the potatoes,” is something I just non-ironically said to myself. @rocketfantastic Oh how wonderful!!!!
5/24
2020
Just dressed up in an actual dress to attend @QueensMFA zoom graduation and I sobbed. So many folks changing their… https://t.co/MMu3anFw8OMy dog just watched me walk into a chair and then made eye contact with me. And it was DEVASTATING.
Retweeted by Ada LimónI'm deeply honored (and still a little in shock) to announce that I've been named a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard for… https://t.co/0AwEW3RxUc
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5/23
2020
"We have to be tender to the world, we have to make ourselves tender to the world. We must be the receiver before w… https://t.co/S7NXV7Ys00
Retweeted by Ada LimónWe're pleased to announce a new partnership with @AZpress, publisher of award-winning Latinx and Indigenous works.… https://t.co/3bpwXaMPdP
Retweeted by Ada Limónunbothered. moisturized. happy. in my lane. focused. flourishing. https://t.co/WugViBuAV7
Retweeted by Ada Limón @carmenmmachado I am so sorry, Carmen!
5/22
2020
Read @adalimon ’s poem in full: https://t.co/IqXIYbGKUy https://t.co/vC8UX0zJcZ
Retweeted by Ada LimónThis week, I can’t stop thinking of lines from @adalimon’s “Downhearted,” a poem that feels right for these strange… https://t.co/Wte3AeaqF6
Retweeted by Ada LimónI'm so enjoying listening to incredible poems from @andreagibson, @adalimon, @aimeenez, @nickolebrown and other tal… https://t.co/0rHRdnJ9qr
Retweeted by Ada LimónMy repetitive two chord songs are getting a little more intentionally repetitive.
5/21
2020
@GrahamInMSP Aw!Catch @aimeenez reading with @adalimon, @andreagibson, and @nickolebrown tonight, 7pm CT, for Wednesday Night Poetr… https://t.co/EzZphqZDxY
Retweeted by Ada LimónSubject line of email every writer has sent at least twenty times: USE THIS ONE
Retweeted by Ada LimónMy Instacart shopper is gonna think I was high as a kite last night.I used to think flooding was one of the worst things of the spring in Kentucky. And now I’m like “Oh the basement i… https://t.co/474hMhYtOU @matthewzapruder Sounds good!Now, there are no oranges at all in the whole of San Fernando Valley, no oranges, just names of streets: Orange Bo… https://t.co/ANwSyZZMxK
Retweeted by Ada Limón @kafkaboy I have that candy! But I need the real candy!
5/20
2020
Determining how much chocolate to keep in the house is tricky for me. Too much, and I eat too much. Too little, and… https://t.co/7DDm7fjFoM @GarthGreenwell Thank you! I mean....we're safe. It's okay. Just hoping the water doesn't keep rising! @GarthGreenwell I'm here for this. (As I try to mop out my flooded basement.)Sigh, Kentucky... https://t.co/zjJgkC1kcv @sakeriver This is true.TODAY! 3PM EST–Haven't been able to write during the pandemic? That's okay! BUT if you want to get jolted into a ne… https://t.co/Punj3cLfNa
Retweeted by Ada LimónDM me if you want to get in on this. I’ll be doing one on one readings the week of June 1. And $15 gets you a signe… https://t.co/m30u5A3DrH
Retweeted by Ada Limón @aimeenez YES!Me. https://t.co/klBEJmYmtG @Tessathon @bookcritics Blowing my mind!I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to finally read Milkman by Anna Burns. I know it won the @bookcritics and th… https://t.co/9EgacpRGMc
5/19
2020

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