Arisa White Reading & Conversation with Ross Gay

Join us to celebrate the publication of of Arisa White's new hybrid poetic-memoir, Who’s Your Daddy.

Arisa White is an assistant professor of creative writing at Colby College and a Cave Canem fellow. She is the author of Who’s Your Daddy (Augury Books, 2021) and co-author of Biddy Mason Speaks Up (Heyday Books, 2019). She serves on the board of directors for Foglifter and Nomadic Press.

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against WhichBringing the Shovel DownBe Holding; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His new poem, Be Holding, was released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September of 2020. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.

We encourage enthusiastic readers and listeners to engage more deeply with Arisa White's and Ross Gay's works by purchasing their books. Arisa's Who's Your Daddy can be purchased through the publisher, Augury Books, at a discount. Ross Gay's Be Holding can be purchased via