Dessert reception to follow
About Ross Gay:
Ross Gay was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and grew up just outside of Philadelphia. He is the author of two books of poems, Bringing the Shovel Down (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011) and Against Which (CavanKerry Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, and Massachusetts Review, and his essay on race in America, "Some Thoughts On Mercy," was published in The Sun in 2013. A Cave Canem fellow, he holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence University and a PhD in American Literature from Temple University. He teaches in the MFA program at Indiana University in Bloomington and in Drew University’s Low-Residency MFA program.
About the Lindsay J. Cropper Memorial Writers Series
The Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing was established in 2004 by Barrie and Dorothy Cropper in memory of their daughter Lindsay, an alumna of USD, English major and aspiring writer. The purpose of the center is to foster the appreciation and practice of creative writing at the University of San Diego by hosting an annual writers series, sponsoring writing workshops and granting awards for creative writing. Information about the center can be found at www.sandiego.edu/cropper.