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Standing Room Only: A Poetry Reading By Ross Gay

Photo by: Natasha Komoda
Photo by: Natasha Komoda
On Tuesday, August 9th, poet Ross Gay took the stage at the Bloom Magazine Book Club to recite some of his poems and talk about his writing process. Ross Gay is an award-winning poet who is housed here in Bloomington. Gay was reciting poems from his book entitled Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. He is a founding member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, and he also is a professor at IU. Gay’s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is the winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He has written two other books, Against Which and Bringing the Shovel Down. He is also the founding editor of the Online Sports Magazine Some Call if Ballin’. We begin the event with Ross being introduced by Malcolm Abrams, who is the editor and publisher of Bloom Magazine.

Ross Gay’s Website
Some Call it Ballin’
Book by Local Poet Ross Gay Selected as Finalist for the National Book Award by Brian Hartz

PHOTO CREDIT: Natasha Komoda | www.natashakomoda.com

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