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Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

Gay, Ross, 1974- Book - 2015 811.6 Ga, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Plays & Poetry / Gay, Ross None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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To the fig tree on 9th and Christian -- Ode to buttoning and unbuttoning my shirt -- Ode to the flute -- Burial -- Patience -- Ode to the Puritan in me -- Feet -- Smear the queer -- To my best friend's big sister -- Armpit -- Spoon -- Weeping -- To the mistake -- Ode to sleeping in my clothes -- Becoming a horse -- Sharing with the ants -- Ending the estrangement -- The opening -- C'mon! -- To the mulberry tree -- Ode to drinking water from my hands -- Wedding poem -- Catalog of unabashed gratitude -- Last will and testament.
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.


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Simply divine submitted by redwood on August 3, 2019, 8:56pm "Spoon" will make you cry. Gay weaves community garden imagery into a variety of topics, expressing the most earnest gratitude--you will love everything he loves by the end of the book.

Unexpected and moving submitted by gpapp on July 20, 2022, 4:53pm A book of gratitude poems could easily turn maudlin, or sentimental. This does not, however. Gay's direct voice, not shying away from the vernacular, is so engaging that you can't help but be swept up. And the combination of profound and small, unexpected gratitudes are so relatable.

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Pitt poetry series.

Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2015]
Year Published: 2015
Description: 102 pages ; 21 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


American poetry -- 21st century.