Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Be Holding, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Bringing the Shovel Down, and Against Which. He published a collection of essays, The Book of Delights, in 2019, and he teaches poetry at Indiana University.

Published Works

Be Holding: A Poem
The Book of Delights
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude


Be Holding: With Ross Gay

Poet Ross Gay (Be Holding: A Poem) discusses his new book-length poem, which uses basketball and, specifically, a shot Julius Erving took during the 1980 NBA finals, as the baseline …

March 20, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM

O Wondrous World! Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil in Conversation

Authors Ross Gay (The Book of Delights) and Aimee Nezhukumatathil (World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments) discuss their new books, collected essays devoted to …

March 22, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM

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