SLU Writer's Series - Poet Ross GayPosted: Updated:
St. Lawrence University’s Writers Series will wrap up its 2018-19 season with author Ross Gay at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in Sykes Common Room. The event is free and open to the public.
Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Catalog was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the Ohioana Book Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize, the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, and it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
Ross is the co-author with Aimee Nezhukumatathil of the chapbook “Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens,” and is an editor of an online sports magazine, Some Call it Ballin’, in addition to editing several chapbook presses. He is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University.
His reading is supported by the Sandra Nelson Memorial Poetry fund.
The Writer Series is sponsored by St. Lawrence University’s Department of English and directed by Professor Natalia Singer. For more information, visit the Department of English or call at 315-229-5125.