The 24th Poet Laureate of the United States, appointed in 2022, Ada Limón was born in 1976 in California. Limón has written six books of poetry, including "The Carrying," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. The Library of Congress and Limón have been working together to send one of her poems to space in October 2024. The poem, dedicated to the Europa Clipper mission, is to be engraved on the spacecraft.
[Author photo by Lucas Marquardt, adalimon.net]