Poet and essayist Ross Gay will read at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the Valley Library Rotunda on the Oregon State University Campus, 201 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.
Gay is the author of "Against Which" and Bringing the Shovel Down." His 2015 poetry collection, "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude," won the Kingsley Tufts Award and the National Books Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize, and the Ohioana Book Award and was nominated for the NAACP Image Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award.
Gay holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and a doctorate in English from Temple University. He teaches at Indiana University.
This reading is part of the 2016-17 Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers Series, which brings nationally acclaimed writers to Oregon State University.
The event is free.