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Ross Gay - poetry reading
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 4:00 AM - 5:00 PM
As a founding board member of the Community Orchard of Bloomington, IN, Ross Gay is deeply dedicated to sustainability—something that comes through in his abundant and ecstatic poetry. His third collection of poetry A Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude (2015) focuses on the themes of planting and gardening. “This is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard,” he says, “those places where all—death, sorrow, loss—is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us.”
About the poet: Gay is the author of Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015), Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) and Against Which (CavanKerry Press, 2006). His poems have been published in numerous magazines and journals, in addition to being widely anthologized. Gay is an editor for the chapbook press Q Avenue, and has happily shepherded many beautiful poets’ work into print. His Artists’ Books, in collaboration with Kimberly Thomas, are The Halo, BRN2HNT, and The Bullet. Gay is very involved in the Bloomington community, both as a board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard and with some of the other wonderful projects in town.
This event in Taylor 405 (on the fourth floor of Madison Union) is free and open to the public.
Parking is available in lot C4 (map below) beginning at 3:30pm before the reading. Guests will not need a permit. All parking regulations for JMU students, faculty and staff will remain in effect, and students attending the event are required to park in appropriate student parking lots with a JMU parking permit.
Regular enforcement will continue in other parking lots, and you may receive a parking citation if parked in restricted lots. Parking is prohibited in specialty spaces such as Service Vehicle spaces, handicap spaces without proper permit, or expired meters. Parking is also prohibited in Fire Lanes.
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