Ross Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights and four books of poetry. His Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project.
Gay has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.