Ross Gay

Poet Ross Gay concludes Good Thunder Series

This past Thursday marked the final Good Thunder Reading event of the academic year, featuring poet Ross Gay. Minnesota State University Mankato hosts four different authors throughout the Good Thunder season, inviting them to share their work and their knowledge with students and the greater Mankato community. The workshop, craft...
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Advocate of joy Ross Gay brings perspective to annual literature festival

Poet, essayist and Indiana University English professor Ross Gay shared his passions with local written word lovers as a headline speaker at this year’s virtual Authors and Artists Festival. Hosted by Northfield-based creative and environmental organization NatureCulture, Gay kicked off the second day of the weekend-long event Sunday morning....
The Daily Collegian

Penn State Harrisburg School of Humanities to host poet Ross Gay

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities will host poet Ross Gay virtually from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 for a reading followed by a Q&A session. Gay is the author of four poetry books: “Against Which,” “Bringing the Shovel Down,” “Be Holding” and “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.” He is the recipient of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His new book, “Be Holding: A Poem,” was released by the University of Pittsburgh Press in September 2020. His collection of essays, “The Book of Delights,” was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.

MSU hosts acclaimed author Ross Gay for annual writer-in-residence program

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University is hosting award-winning author Ross Gay for an upcoming virtual writer-in-residence program, an annual campus event of the College of Arts and Sciences. Gay is author of the New York Times best-selling collection of essays “The Book of Delights” (Algonquin Books, 2019), as well as...

BONK! Features Ross Gay, Irène Mathieu, Michael Chang on Saturday Nov 27

RACINE – This November’s BONK! event will be held on Saturday, November 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Central time). The event will be held on Zoom webinar and streamed on Facebook Live at the BONK! Facebook page. Curated and hosted by Kelsey Marie Harris, BONK! will feature spoken word artists Ross Gay, Irène Mathieu, and Michael Chang. For more information visit the BONK! website.
Frederick News-Post

One Maryland One Book Virtual Author Tour with Ross Gay

For ages 16 - adults. "The Book of Delights" is a collection of lyrical essays. Gay wrote one essay per day over a tumultuous year and took the time to find "delights" in his everyday life. The essays range in topic from the beauties in nature to what it is to be a Black man in America. Must pre-register.
Park Rapids Enterprise

BookEnds Online features Ross Gay

BookEnds Online Edition will feature nationally known poet and essayist Ross Gay at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 via Zoom. Gay’s mother grew up in Verndale, and as a boy he vacationed every summer at his grandparents’ home in Wadena County. As an adult, he spent a year writing an essay every day about something that delighted him. More than 100 of these essays, including ones mentioning Verndale, ended up in “The Book of Delights,” published in 2019.
Park Record

One Book, One Community looks at a ‘Book of Delights’ by Ross Gay

Park City and Summit County libraries will open a new chapter for the One Book, One Community this month. The libraries, along with Dolly’s Bookstore and the Utah Humanities Book Festival, have selected Ross Gay’s New York Times best-seller, “Book of Delights” as this year’s book. Gay is an essayist...

How Ross Gay Finds Joy In The Smallest of 'Delights'

This summer on Code Switch, we're talking to some of our favorite authors about books that taught us about the different dimensions of freedom. In the last installment, we caught up with the romance writer Helen Hoang to talk about sex, love and autism. Today, we're sitting down with the writer Ross Gay.
Wadena Pioneer Journal

BookEnds features poet Ross Gay August 14

Ross Gay is a nationally known poet and essayist whose roots include family in Wadena County. Gay's mother grew up in Verndale, and as a boy he vacationed every summer at his grandparents house. As an adult, Gay spent a year writing an essay every day about something that delighted him. More than 100 of them, including ones that mention Verndale, ended up in "The Book of Delights" and was released by Algonquin Books in 2019, according to a Wadena County Historical Society news release. His new poem, "Be Holding," was released in September 2020 from the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Cameron McGill Reads "Armpit" by Ross Gay

Cameron McGill is a poet, educator, and musician living in Moscow, ID. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. His chapbook, Meridians, is available from Willow Springs Books. His debut full-length collection, In The Night Field is available June 1st, 2021 from Augury Books. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho and teaches at Washington State University, where he co-directs the Visiting Writers Series.