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 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.