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A Celebration of Prosody – The Swoops of Ross Gay’s Breathless Sentences and a Meditation on Joy

And yet, and yet, when the cold makes brittle what remains—the spent okra stalk, the few pepper plants that hang on through the first two frosts, these little gold tomatoes—when it withers even the rogue amaranth, its tousled mane bent and defeated, when the silver maple out front has ceased whispering, and when the bullfrogs […]

Ross Gay Wins the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry

The American poet Ross Gay ( 1974 – ) has won a lot of plaudits for his 2015 book Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude which won the 2016 Tufts Poetry Award, and earlier tonight, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry . It had been short-listed earlier for the 2015 National Book Award but […]