Ross Gay was born in Youngstown, Ohio and grew up outside of Philadelphia. He received his B.A. from Lafayette College, his MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and his Ph.D. in American Literature from Temple University, and is a basketball coach, an occasional demolition man, and a painter. He now teaches at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and the low-residency MFA in poetry program at Drew University.
Ross’s most recent book is Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011). His poems have been published in American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, The Sun, and elsewhere. His honors include being a Cave Canem Workshop fellow and a Bread Loaf Writers Conference Tuition Scholar, and he received a grant from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts.
This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open poetry slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.