On February 8, 2007, From the Fishouse was pleased to present a reading by Ross Gay at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, made possible by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.
Listen to the full reading (approximately 45 minutes), or listen to the poems individually:
- Full Reading
- Bringing the Shovel Down
- Beat Him Again
- The Bullet and Its Hunger
- Cousin Drowses on the Flight to Kuwait
- Within Two Weeks, The African American Poet Ross Gay is Mistaken For Both the African American Poet Terrance Hayes, and the African American Poet Kyle Dargan, None of Whom Looks Anything Like the Other
- Opera Singer
- Two Bikers Embrace on Broad Street
- Outside the Wake of a Friend’s Father
- How to Fall in Love with Your Father
- Why Would We Not?
- Bringing the Shovel Down (alternate ending)
- It Starts at Birth
- Audience Q&A