Ross Gay Poems

Ross Gay is an important contemporary poet. He is the author of collections of poetry and a collection of essays, The Book of Delights. Gay has one numerous poetic awards including the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award.

A Small Needful Fact

by Ross Gay

‘A Small Needful Fact’ by Ross Gay is a powerful poem that presents an image of hope and beauty after a loss. The poem addresses the legacy of Eric Garner and how one might still find his presence in the world. 

Ending the Estrangement

by Ross Gay

Ross Gay’s ‘Ending the Estrangement’ is a poem capturing a speaker’s longing to be with his mother who has died.

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