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Writers Series: Ross Gay and January Gill O'Neil, poets

Ross Gay is the author of three books: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry. He is also the co-author, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of the chapbook "Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens," in addition to being co-author, with Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., of the chapbook, "River."  He is a founding editor of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin', in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University. 

Salem State faculty member January Gill O’Neil is the author of Misery Islands, which won the 2015 Massachusetts Book Award, and Underlife, both published by CavanKerry Press. She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and an assistant professor of English at Salem State University. January is the Northeast Regional Chair and a board of trustees’ member of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). 

Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
ECC-The Metro Room
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Thursday, March 24 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM
Karen A Gahagan