Raymo Literary Series: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 6 to 7 p.m.

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His new poem, Be Holding, was released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September of 2020. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019. 

Ross is also the co-author, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of the chapbook "Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens," in addition to being co-author, with Rosechard Wehrenberg, 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 also works on The Tenderness Project with Shayla Lawson and Essence London. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University.

Photo by: Natasha Komoda | www.natashakomoda.com  

This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice, the Catholic Jewish Dialogue Committee, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Dean of the May School of Arts and Sciences.


About the Chet Raymo Literary Series

The Chet Raymo Literary Series was established in 2001. The annual event brings significant writers of poetry, fiction or non-fiction to Stonehill to share their work and to speak about the art of writing. See past speakers, including National Book Critics Circle Award winners Claudia Rankine and Layli Long Soldier, NYT best-selling author Ocean Vuong, and Pulitzer Prize winners Susan-Lori Parks and Jennifer Egan.