Poet and 2015 National Book Award Finalist
Thanks to a new partnership with the National Book Foundation (NBF), Winter With the Writers will host 2015 National Book Award Finalist Ross Gay on February 24-25, 2016.
Stephanie Macias previews Gay's visit.
Arima Elmaghraby recaps Gay's visit.
Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation
Talk: Why Books Are a Crazy Business (and thank heaven for that)
In 2015, Ross Gay was one of five National Book Award Finalists in poetry for his book Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. He is the author of two other poetry collections: Against Which and Bringing the Shovel Down. He is also 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. Gay teaches at Indiana University.