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."
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