Tucson Festival of Books

Ross Gay



Natasha Komoda

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: "Against Which," "Bringing the Shovel Down," "Be Holding," winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award, and "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude," winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, "The Book of Delights," was released in 2019 and was a New York Times bestseller. His new collection of essays is "Inciting Joy."

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Awards: Guggenheim Fellow, National Book Critics Circle Award, PEN Literary Award, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Radcliffe Fellowship, Cave Canem Fellowship, Bread Loaf Fellowship, Civitella Ranieri Fellowship

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
The Poetry of Ross Gay
In this session, acclaimed poet and essayist Ross Gay will read and discuss his work. Ross's poetry has won the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award, the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, among others.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA Bookstore, Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Ross Gay
Moderator: Tyler Meier
Telling Poignant Personal Stories
What brings us together? What helps us survive? Can we carve out joy in hardships, find humor in challenges? Ross Gay and Erika Sanchez, both acclaimed essayists and poets, share heartfelt stories that will make you laugh, maybe shed a tear or two, and perhaps renew your hope that the world can be a better place.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ross Gay, Erika Sánchez
Moderator: Robin Shambach

Books:
Inciting Joy
Essays
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Algonquin Books
October 2022
ISBN 9781643753041
256 pages

The Book of Delights
Essays
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Algonquin Books
August 2022
ISBN 9781643753287
288 pages