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IN-STORE EVENT: An Evening with Ross Gay & Chris Mattingly

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 - 7:00pm

FREE IN-STORE EVENT: Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome bestselling author Ross Gay (The Book of Delights, Inciting Joy) and local poet Chris Mattingly for an evening of poetry, plus a Q&A and a book signing. 

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.

Chris Mattingly is a poet in Santa Cruz. He is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Scuffletown (Typecast, 2013) and The Catalyst (Pickpocket, 2018) as well as over two dozen limited-run chapbooks and artist’ books. His poetry and non-fiction have appeared in The Greensboro ReviewLouisville ReviewTriggerLumberyardStill, Some Call it Ballin’, and Forklift, OHIO. Chris is co-founding editor of alla testa, a kitchen press devoted to producing far out field recordings, hand-made artist’ books, and letter press chapbooks. Some of his work is on display at thepoetchrismattingly.com.

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The Book of (More) Delights: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781643753096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - September 19th, 2023

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Inciting Joy: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781643753041
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 25th, 2022

The Book of Delights: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781643753287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - August 16th, 2022