Reading and Open Mic: Ross Gay, featuring The Tenderness Project

October 9, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Headshot of Ross Gay outdoors, holding his right hand to his face and smiling

“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us,” said Tracy K. Smith, describing Gay’s recent collection of essays, The Book of Delights. Gay is also the author of three books of poetry, including Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem and the Guggenheim Foundation and teaches at Indiana University. He is the co-founder of The Tenderness Project, an online archive of radical empathy.

Contact Info

Catherine Newman
(413) 542-8200
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