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The Center for Poetic Research Presents Poet Ross Gay Gay’s poetry often explores questions of race, as well as his symbiotic passions for gardening and community activism.

Ross Gay

The Center for Poetic Research at Washington and Lee University presents poet Ross Gay on campus March 13-14. He will give a talk on March 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chavis Board Room and then a poetry reading the next day in Northen Auditorium at 5 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Gay’s poetry often explores questions of race, as well as his symbiotic passions for gardening and community activism. His work has won numerous awards including the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Award, the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and a 2015 Radcliffe Fellowship. He is the author of Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (2015), Bringing the Shovel Down (2011); and Against Which (Cavankerry Press, 2006).

Gay is an associate professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. He holds an M.F.A in Poetry and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Temple University.

His visit is sponsored in part by the Glasgow Endowment and the Dean of the College – CPR Cohort.