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Poet’s Progress

Hi, again. Comin’ out of my book-writin’ hiatus just to let you know Bloomington poet extraordinaire Ross Gay has a new book of verses coming out. Entitled Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, it’s published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Book Cover

Gay’s New Book

Gay is an associate professor in the Creative Writing Dept. at Indiana University. He, along with Dave Torneo and Chris Mattingly, run the independent Ledge Mule Press, putting out limited edition books of poetry using letterpress and woodblock print.

Ledge Mule is throwing a poetry reading and book launch for Gay’s third tome Saturday, February 14th, 7-9pm at the I. Fell Building, 415 4th Street. Gay will read from his new book along with Ledge Mule poets David Watters and Romayne Rubinas reading from their own works.



Ledge Mule, a recipient of a BEAD grant from the city for its Poetry Project Reading series, will hold at least three more readings through the spring. The Gay book launch is the first event in the series. All the readings will be at the I. Fell Building.

Gay’s new book should be available at the Book Corner any day, depending one the good graces of United Parcel Service.

Now, back to work on my book — which I’m a hair’s breadth away from being ready to tell you all about. Stay tuned.

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