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Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822963318
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 7th, 2015

Open up to the first poem in this collection, "to the fig tree on 9th & christian". With just the right mix of details-- smells, textures, sounds-- Ross Gay places you there beneath the fig tree with him, stuffing his pockets with ripening fruit from a neighbor's tree, reaching to pick the choicest fruits for passers-by. This book over-brims with beautifully glimpsed reflections on community life: neighbors sharing with neighbors, old friends sharing a meal together, the poet's experiences as a queer black man in relation to his city and his past. Read these poems and feel them create a warm, sacred space within you.

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