Ross Gay

Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Catalog was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the Ohioana Book Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize, the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, and it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.  

Ross is the co-author, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of the chapbook "Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens," in addition to being co-author, with Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., of the chapbook, "River."  He is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin'in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press.  Ross is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University.  

Upcoming Events with Ross

March 07 to March 10
AWP Events, Tampa, Florida
March 14
Reading with Ross Gay at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
March 15
Reading with Ross Gay at UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
April 04
Reading with Ross Gay at University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
April 17
Ross Gay Reading at Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine
April 18
Ross Gay Reading at Bowdoin College, Brunswick Maine
April 19
Ross Gay Reading at the University of Maine, Farmington, Maine
April 26
Ross Gay Reading at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
May 15 to May 16
Ross Gay Visit to Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
May 17 to May 23
Ross Gay at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

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