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Inciting Joy

Ross Gay

A collection of gorgeously written and timely pieces in which prize-winning poet and author Ross Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life's inevitable hardships. In "We Kin" he thinks about the garden (especially around August, when the zucchini and tomatoes come on) as a laboratory of mutual aid; in "Share Your Bucket" he explores skate-boarding's reclamation of public space; he considers the costs of masculinity in "Grief Suite"; and in "Through My Tears I Saw," he recognizes what was healed in caring for his father as he was dying. In an era when divisive voices take up so much air space, Inciting Joy offers a vital alternative: what might be possible if we turn our attention to what brings us together? Full of energy, curiosity, and compassion, it is essential reading from one of our most brilliant writers.

  • Classification : ESSAYS
  • Pub Date : OCT 24, 2023
  • Imprint : Coronet
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  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781399716017
  • Price : INR 599
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Ross Gay

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.

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