Winner, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category
Winner, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize
Finalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category
Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry category
"Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude" is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—that tries to find solace in the processes of the garden and the orchard. That is, this is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard, those places where all—death, sorrow, loss—is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us. (Source: Pitt Poetry Series).
Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: "Against Which," "Bringing the Shovel Down," "Be Holding," winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award, and "Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude," winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, "The Book of Delights," was released in 2019 and was a New York Times bestseller. His new collection of essays, "Inciting Joy," was released by Algonquin in October of 2022.