Ross Gay in Brooklyn: July 9 and 10 at Cave Canem

Ross Gay in Brooklyn: July 9 and 10 at Cave Canem

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Thursday, July 9, 6pm, Cave Canem
Fall No More: Some Thoughts on the Imagination
A Lecture by Ross Gay
Exploring the work of James Baldwin, Carrie Mae Weems, Charles Burnett and others, Ross Gay lectures on the role of seeing in visual and literary art. Premised on the connection between imagination and image, Gay asks how sight might dictate creative and individual possibility.
Ross Gay is the author three books of poetry: Against Which, Bringing the Shovel Down and, most recently, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, whose poems Jean Valentine has said “speak out of . . . an individual wisdom that is bright with pity, terror and rage.” Along with Patrick Rosal and Karissa Chen, he co-founded the online sports and literary journal Some Call It Ballin’. He teaches at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, where he is also a gardener and member of the food justice organization, Bloomington Community Orchard.

General Admission $10/Students $5 in advance or at the door. Seating limited; purchase your ticket. RSVP on Facebook.

Cave Canem
20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A
Brooklyn, NY
Friday, July 10, 6 pm, Cave Canem
Ross Gay’s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude: A Launch Party

Come celebrate the New York City launch of Ross Gay’s Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, called by Aimee Nezhukumatathil “a powerful collection that fireworks even the bleakest nights with ardency and grace.” The reading will be followed by a book signing and reception. Free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook.

Cave Canem
20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A
Brooklyn, NY

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