Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Crush

I have a poem in the New Yorker today.

I'm so very humbled. Thank you, thank you.

Dear New Yorker,

I have a CRUSH on you.

Love, Ada

31 comments:

kimberly lambright said...

"Think crucial hanging.
Think crayon orange."

I really like this. Congratulations on the huge publication.

Nicole Callihan said...

Woohoo!!!!!! Hot diggety!!!!! (etc.)

Matthew Thorburn said...

Wow, that is terrific -- It's a great poem!

Andrea said...

So wonderful! You read at URI a few years back via Peter Covino...love the poem! come back to lil'Rhody sometime.
Andrea Davis

Nic Sebastian said...

many congratulations -- love the poem!

Charisma M. said...

that was marvelous, you are my hero!

Reen said...

Congratulations!

Francisco Aragón said...

Congratulations, Ada. I bought The New Yorker today, in Montreal, on my back home, and saw you! Cool!

Olivia said...

ada. you are a genius. thank you for writing such lovely things and for justifying my huge crush on you.
CONGRATS!CONGRATS!CONGRATS!

shanna said...

way to go, lala! xo

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Congratulations!

omar said...

i enjoyed the ending.
thank you,
omar

gypsyjess said...

I read your poem today and loved it-- congrats.

ktn415 said...

thanks for the poem. it is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ada,

I'm from Sweden, but I love the New Yorker.

And, after reading that poem of yours, I think I love you too. A little!

Don't ever stop writing.

Sincerely,
J

Rebecca said...

I've just found your blog after reading your poem in The New Yorker. I'm nineteen years old and a poet. I've considered submitting, just to put something out there.

But your poem is one of the finest I've read in awhile. That's really what I'm trying to say. :-)

Karsten said...

Thank you for writing Crush.

Don't stop.

michaeljamesmartin said...

So I was rummaging through whatever books and periodicals that survived my mass selling of my library in lieu of a move... and I came across Nov/Dec's 2006 issue of Poets & Writers. It featured this article featuring 12 debut poets. One of them was named Ada Limon. I spent the wee hours of 3am rereading the article. Then felt I'd check out on a couple of them see what they were up too. I found your debut to be interesting to me. I am glad you're still doing great things. I think I'll buy a book of yours.

Congrats on the NYorker!

Maggie May said...

Oh my God I'd be shitting my pants. NY!@! A dream, a dream. A huge congrats to you, this is major.

Margaret said...

I just came upon your blog because I read your poem in the New Yorker and I had to find out more about you, or at least read more of what you have written. Thank you for being a blogger! You have a new fan.

The last couple lines of "Crush"- just perfect. I can't get them out of my head.

Anonymous said...

made me weep! beautiful

Anonymous said...

Although this is indeed repetitive, I found it absolutely necessary to find more of your poetry after reading "Crush" in the New Yorker. I thought it was beautiful, and so eloquent in its simplicity. Good luck with your career, and I look forward to reading more of your poems.

Saxon Baird said...

Ditto.

Kristen Ingrid said...

I ordered your book at Grolier Poetry Bookstore in Cambridge, but it was going to take 3 weeks for it to arrive--three weeks! I couldn't wait, so I sold out and bought it from Amazon. Grolier will be happy that I updated their collection. Best of luck to you!

Piztachio said...

Congratulations. I browse through New Yorker poems here and there and rarely find ones to really pause over, but I've read yours many times already. Lovely job.

butcher_barnaby said...

Bravo, bravo and bravo again. Words straight from my own heart.

Zoraya said...

That was a lovely lovely poem.

triggerhippie77 said...

i really, really love "Crush" to pieces...

Patrick said...

I've been catching up on NYer reading at the beach and just read Crush for the first time. I loved it and now find it too cool for a NYer poet to be on Blogspot. Hope to read more!

Allison said...

After having read "Crush" once, twice, many times and having copied it over carefully in my childlike penmanship and then again in type so that it was legible once more, I felt compelled to look you up.
It is a beautiful poem and I look forward to reading more of your work.

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