Ross Gay was born in 1974 in Youngstown, Ohio. His books are Against Which (CavanKerry, 2006) and Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Margie: The American Journal of Poetry, Alehouse, among other journals. He is a Cave Canem fellow and a recipient of a grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts. In addition to being a book artist, a basketball coach and an editor with chapbook press Q Avenue, Gay teaches at Indiana University in Bloomington and gives readings and workshops in various venues across the country.
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