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Ross Gay



Natasha Komoda

Ross Gay is the author of three books of poetry, including "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, "Against Which" and "Bringing the Shovel Down." He is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a nonprofit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. He teaches at Indiana University.

His latest work is "The Book of Delights."


Scheduled events:
Dreaming Orchards in Poetry and in Prose
What genre choices does Ross Gay consider as he explores themes of wonder, joy, beauty of the natural world, loss, death and sorrow in both poems and lyric essays? Let's find out!

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ross Gay
Moderator: Naomi Benaron
Finding Your Joy
Acclaimed authors discuss "Lift yourself up and feel good."

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Joseph Deitch, Ross Gay, Ingrid Lee
Moderator: John Dore
Workshop: Writing Pearls of Poetry
Ross Gay will share some suggestions on polishing the poet's own words, and how best to string them together.

Integrated Learning Center Room 151 (Seats 24, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ross Gay
Ross Gay
The Book of Delights: Essays

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction

Author: Ross Gay

Books:
The Book of Delights
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Algonquin
February 2019
ISBN 9781616207922
288 pages
$23.95, INSTORE
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"Author Ross Gay spent a year writing almost-daily essays about the things, large and small, that delight him"--

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
Poetry
University of Pittsburgh Press
January 2015
ISBN 9780822963318
112 pages
$17.00, INSTOCK
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Finalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category Finalist, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category Finalist, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry category Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—that tries to find solace in the processes of the garden and the orchard. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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