Poet Ross Gay on “The Process of Being a Person”

Poet Ross Gay treated a packed audience in Hubbard Hall to a celebration of making—making art and community and joy—with poems and essays about “the process of being a person, which is difficult and wonderful.”

Gay concluded his reading with “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” the title poem from his 2015  collection, which won of the Kingsley Tufts Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Books Critics Circle Award.

His visit on April 18, 2018, was sponsored by the audio poetry archive From the Fishouse in conjunction with the English department and was made possible by support from the Bowdoin Alpha Delta Phi Literary Society Fund.

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