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Ross Gay book launch: Be Holding

Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 07 2020
Ross Gay book launch: Be Holding

Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run -time 75 min) Tune in for the Pittsburgh launch reading, discussion, and audience q+a of BE HOLDING with Ross Gay in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Be Holding, the latest from award-winning poet Ross Gay, is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers, as well as over his career in both the NBA and ABA.

But this book-length poem is more than just an ode to a magnificent athlete. Through a kind of lyric research, or lyric meditation, Ross Gay connects Dr. J’s famously impossible move from the 1980 NBA Finals

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