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REBROADCAST: Poet Ross Gay focuses on everyday delights

Ross Gay's essays "The Book of Delights" is this year's 'Everybody Reads' book for Multnomah County.
Ross Gay's essays "The Book of Delights" is this year's 'Everybody Reads' book for Multnomah County.

Sometimes a flower or a bird or an overheard snippet of conversation is enough to bring joy. Perhaps especially in a year like this one, focusing on the small things is important. That’s something poet Ross Gay spent a long time doing for his latest collection of essays, “The Book of Delights.” Gay’s definition of delight is expansive and palpable, and his essays range from the smallest of natural wonders to the largest of societal problems. This year, Multnomah County Library encouraged everybody to read “The Book of Delights” in 2021. Today, we listen back to our conversation with Ross Gay about his book.

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