Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry) (Paperback)

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A really fascinating and beautiful book of poetry that celebrates queer bodies and really defines their differences to non-queer people. It's just absolutely beautiful, descriptive, heartbreaking and yet heartwarming.

-- Josh

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Winner, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category
Winner, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize

Finalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category
Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry category

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away--loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it--that tries to find solace in the processes of the garden and the orchard. That is, this is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard, those places where all--death, sorrow, loss--is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us.

About the Author

Ross Gay is the author of two previous collections, Against Which and Bringing the Shovel Down. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Orion, the Sun, and elsewhere. He is an associate professor of poetry at Indiana University and teaches in Drew University's low-residency MFA program in poetry. He also serves on the board of the Bloomington Community Orchard.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780822963318
ISBN-10: 0822963310
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication Date: January 7th, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Pitt Poetry