April is National Poetry Month…
In honor of the occasion, we will be posting videos of some of our favorite poets reading their work…
Ross Gay (born August 1, 1974) is an American poet and professor at Indiana University Bloomington. Along with a National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, he is the author of the New York Times best-selling collection of essays, “The Book of Delights.” Gay compiled the book for a year’s worth of daily essays about things that delighted him, especially the small actions of individuals that create community. The Book of Delights, he said, “is about how do we attend to the ways that we make each other possible. (via Wikipedia)
A Reading at Bowdoin College:
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the 2015 National Book Awards Finalists Reading (YouTube)
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com
Reading for the Common Good
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