• Richard Blanco Writers Series - Poet Ross Gay

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    Name: Richard Blanco Writers Series - Poet Ross Gay
    Date: April 17, 2018
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
    Website: rossgay.net
    Event Description:
    Poet Ross Gay will be sharing poems on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Bingham Auditorium at Gould Academy. A reception and book signing will follow at 8:00 p.m. 

    Ross 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," in addition to being a co-author, with Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., of the chapbook, "River."  He is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin', in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press.  Ross is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice, and joy project. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University.  
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    Bingham Auditorium
    Gould Academy
    39 Church Street
    Bethel, ME  04217
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    7:00 - Poetry Reading
    8:00 - Reception and Book Signing
    No Charge - Open to the Public
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