As a writer, gardener, activist, and human, Ross Gay spreads joy. He’s the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding, winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released in 2019 and was a New York Times bestseller. His new collection of essays, Inciting Joy, was released by Algonquin in October of 2022.
This event is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow the reading.
Elwin D. and Helen Farwell Distinguished Lecture Series
Established in honor of the retirement of Elwin D. Farwell, Luther College’s sixth president, this lecture series hosts speakers who are connected to important current conversations at Luther.