Ross Gay

Nadine B. Andreas Residency

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Workshop

10 – 11 am CST

Emy Frentz Art Guild

523 2nd St. Mankato, MN

This event is free and open to the public.

Craft Talk

3 – 4 pm CST

Minnesota State University Mankato

Centennial Student Union Room 245

This event is free and open to the public.

Reading with Andreas scholar Anthony Procopio Ross

7:30 – 8:30 pm CST

Minnesota State University Mankato

Centennial Student Union Room 245

This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry:  Be Holding, a book-length poem about basketball great Julius Erving, and winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award; Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Against Which.  His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.  His many awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free fruit-for-all food justice and joy project, and teaches at Indiana University.

Anthony Procopio Ross is a Poetry MFA candidate at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Anthony spends his time writing, interviewing artists. and creating hand-cut collages for himself and to support the literary arts, making flyers and covers. Anthony’s poems have appeared in the Laurel Review, forthcoming in Bear Review, Thrice Publishing’s 2018 Surrealist Anthology, Levee Magazine, Evocations Review, and Warm Milk Magazine among others.